Thursday, June 5, 2008

Oil Price

(VERSI BAHASA MALAYSIA DI AKHIR ARTIKEL INI)

The price of crude oil has increased by 400 percent in the last three years. It follows that the price of products must increase, sooner or later. In other countries petrol prices had already increased. In the United Kingdom one litre of petrol sells for more than one pound sterling or RM7. In the United States it is about RM5.

That the price in neighbouring countries has gone up is shown by the rush to fill up by Thai and to a lesser extent Singapore vehicles.

The Government has now announced an increase in petrol price by 78 sen to RM2.70 per litre, an increase of more than 40 per cent.

I may be mistaken but there seems to be less vehicles on the road today. But obviously that is not all that will happen. All other consumer goods, services and luxury goods would increase in price.

The cost of living must go up. Put another way there will be inflation and the standard of living will go down.

Obviously our increase in petrol price is far less than in the United Kingdom or the United States. But our per capita income is about one-third of theirs. In purchasing power terms our increase is more than in the UK or the US.

The increase hurts but the pain is greater not just because of the increase percentage-wise is higher than in developed countries but because of the manner the increase is made.

A few days ago the Government decided to ban sale of petrol to foreign cars. It flipped. Now foreign cars can buy again. Flopped.

Knowing that in a few days it was going to raise the price and foreigners would be allowed to buy, why cannot the Government just wait instead of banning and unbanning.

But be that as it may what could the Government have done to lessen the burden on the people that results from the increase in petrol price.

In the first place the Government should not have floated the Ringgit. A floating rate creates uncertainties and we cannot gain anything from the strengthened Ringgit. Certainly the people have not experienced any increase in their purchasing power because of the appreciation in the exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Ringgit.

Actually the Ringgit has increased by about 80 sen (from RM3.80 to RM3.08 to 1 US Dollar) per US Dollar, i.e. by more than 20 per cent. Had the Government retained the fixed rate system and increased the value of the Ringgit, say 10 per cent at a time, the cost of imports, in Ringgit terms can be monitored and reduced by 10 per cent. At 20 per cent appreciation the cost of imports should decrease by 20 per cent. But we know the prices of imported goods or services have not decreased at all. This means we are paying 20 per cent higher for our imports including the raw material and components for our industries.

Since oil prices are fixed in US Dollar, the increase in US Dollar prices of oil should also be mitigated by 20 per cent in Malaysian Ringgit.

But the Government wants to please the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and decided to float the Ringgit. As a result the strengthening of the Ringgit merely increased our cost of exports without giving our people the benefit of lower cost of imports.

This is not wisdom after the event. I had actually told a Government Minister not to float the Ringgit three years ago. But of course I am not an expert, certainly I know little about the international financial regimes.

I believe the people expect the increase of petrol price. But what they are angry about is the quantum and the suddenness. The Prime Minister was hinting at August but suddenly it came two months earlier, just after the ban on sale of petrol to foreigners.

If the increase had been more gradual, the people would not feel it so much. But of course this means that the Government would have to subsidise, though to a decreasing extent.

Can the Government subsidise? I am the “adviser” to Petronas but I know very little about it beyond what is published in its accounts. What I do know may not be very accurate but should be sufficient for me to draw certain conclusions.

Roughly Malaysia produces 650,000 barrels of crude per day. We consume 400,000 barrels leaving 250,000 barrels to be exported.

Three years ago the selling price of crude was about USD30 per barrel. Today it is USD130 – an increase of USD100. There is hardly any increase in the production cost so that the extra USD100 can be considered as pure profit.

Our 250,000 barrels of export should earn us 250,000 x 100 x 365 x 3 = RM27,375,000,000 (twenty seven billion Ringgit).

But Petronas made a profit of well over RM70 billion, all of which belong to the Government.

By all accounts the Government is flushed with money.

But besides petrol the prices of palm oil, rubber and tin have also increased by about 400 per cent. Plantation companies and banks now earn as much as RM3 billion in profits each. Taxes paid by them must have also increased greatly.

I feel sure that maintaining the subsidy and gradually decreasing it would not hurt the Government finances.

In the medium term ways and means must be found to reduce wasteful consumption and increase income. We may not be able to fix the minimum wage at a high level but certainly we can improve the minimum wage.

Actually our wages are high compared to some of our neighbours. The investors who come here are attracted not by cheap labour but by other factors, among which is the attitude of the Government towards the business community and the investors in particular.

From what I hear business friendliness is wanting in the present Government – so much so that even Malaysians are investing in other countries. There are rumblings about political affiliations influencing decisions. Generally Government politicians are said to be arrogant.

Malaysia is short of manpower. The labour intensive industries are not benefiting Malaysians. Foreign workers are remitting huge sums of money home.

The industrial policy must change so that high tech is promoted in order to give Malaysians higher wages to cope with rising costs of living.

The world is facing economic turmoil due to the depreciation of the US Dollar, the sub-prime loan crisis, rising oil and raw material prices, food shortages and the continued activities of the greedy hedge funds. The possibility of a US recession is real. In a way the US is already in recession. The world economy will be dragged down by it.

Malaysia will be affected by all these problems. I wonder whether the Government is prepared for this.

We cannot avoid all the negative effects but there must be ways to mitigate against them and to lessen the burden that must be borne by all Malaysians. I am sure the Government will not just pass all these problems to the people as the review of oil prices every month seem to suggest.

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Harga Minyak

Harga minyak mentah naik sebanyak 400 peratus sejak tiga tahun lepas. Lambat laun harga barangan juga akan alami kenaikan. Di negara-negara lain harga petrol sudahpun naik. Di United Kingdom satu liter petrol dijual pada kadar lebih satu pound sterling atau lebih kurang RM7. Di Amerika Syarikat harganya lebih kurang RM5.

Petunjuk bahawa harga minyak di negara-negara jiran mengalami kenaikan ialah bagaimana kenderaan Thai dan juga Singapura berpusu-pusu mengisi minyak di Malaysia.

Kerajaan umumkan kenaikan petrol sebanyak 78 sen ke RM2.70, kenaikan melebihi 40 peratus.

Saya mungkin tersilap, tetapi ternampak kekurangan jumlah kenderaan di jalanraya hari ini. Tetapi kesannya bukanlah terhad kepada itu sahaja. Barangan pengguna, perkhidmatan dan barangan mewah akan mengalami peningkatan harga.

Kos sara hidup sudah tentu meningkat. Dilihat daripada sudut lain akan tercetus inflasi dan taraf kehidupan akan menurun.

Memanglah kenaikan harga petrol di sini jauh lebih rendah daripada di United Kingdom, mahupun Amerika Syarikat. Tetapi pendapatan per kapita kita adalah lebih kurang satu pertiga mereka. Berasas kepada kuasa membeli kita kenaikan harga adalah lebih tinggi dari UK atau Amerika Syarikat.

Kenaikan ini menyakitkan, tetapi sakitnya lebih dirasai bukan kerana kenaikan dari segi peratusan adalah lebih tinggi daripada negara-negara maju, tetapi kerana cara kenaikan tersebut dibuat.

Beberapa hari lepas Kerajaan putuskan untuk haramkan penjualan minyak kepada kenderaan milik asing. Tunggang. Sekarang kenderaan asing dibenar membeli semula. Terbalik!

Mengetahui yang ianya akan menaikkan harga minyak dalam beberapa hari dan orang asing akan dibenar membeli, kenapa Kerajaan tidak menunggu sahaja daripada keluaran arahan larangan dan kemudian benarkan semula.

Namun begitu apakah yang Kerajaan boleh lakukan untuk meringankan beban kepada rakyat hasil daripada kenaikan harga petrol.

Pertamanya, Kerajaan tidak patut mengapungkan Ringgit. Kadar apungan menyebabkan ketidak-tentuan nilai Ringgit dan kita tidak akan meraih apa-apa keuntungan daripada kekuatan Ringgit. Sudah tentu rakyat tidak menikmati peningkatan kuasa membeli walaupun terdapat peningkatan nilai Ringgit dari segi tukaran dengan Dollar Amerika.

Sebenarnya Ringgit mengalami peningkatan lebih kurang 80 sen (daripada RM3.80 ke RM3.08 pada 1 US Dollar) satu US Dollar, melebihi 20 peratus. Jika Kerajaan teruskan sistem tambatan kadar dan menaikkan nilai Ringgit pada kadar 10 peratus pada satu masa, kos import, dalam Ringgit boleh dipantau dan dikurangkan sebanyak 10 peratus. Pada kadar kenaikan 20 peratus, kos import patutnya turun 20 peratus. Tetapi kita tahu harga barangan import dan perkhidmatan tidak kurang. Ini bermakna kita bayar 20 peratus lebih tinggi untuk import termasuk bagi bahan mentah dan komponen untuk industri

Oleh sebab harga minyak disebut dalam Dollar Amerika, kenaikan harga minyak dalam Dollar sepatutnya dikurangkan sebanyak 20 pertaus dalam Ringgit Malaysia.

Tetapi Kerajaan hendak turut Tabung Kewangan Antarabangsa dan Bank Dunia dan telah putuskan untuk mengapung Ringgit. Akibatnya kekuatan Ringgit hanya meningkatkan kos export tanpa memberi sebarang keuntungan kepada rakyat menerusi kekurangan kos import.

Ini bukanlah kecerdikan selepas sesuatu itu terjadi. Saya telah beritahu seorang Menteri Kerajaan supaya Ringgit tidak diapungkan tiga tahun lalu. Memanglah saya bukan pakar dan saya hanya tahu serba sedikit tentang rejim kewangan antarabangsa.

Saya percaya umum terpaksa menerima kenaikan harga petrol. Tetapi apa yang menimbulkan kemarahan ialah jumlah kenaikan serta keadaan tergesa-gesa. Perdana Menteri sebelum ini seolah-olah mencadangkan kenaikan hanya pada bulan Ogos, tetapi ianya datang dua bulan lebih awal, sejurus selepas pengharaman penjualan kepada orang asing.

Jika kenaikan berperingkat, rakyat tidak akan terlalu terasa. Tetapi ini bermakna Kerajaan perlu terus beri subsidi walaupun tahapnya akan menurun.

Mampukah Kerajaan terus beri subsidi? Saya “penasihat” Petronas tetapi saya tahu sedikit sahaja berkenaannya dan tidak lebih daripada apa yang dilaporkan dalam akaunnya yang diumumkan. Apa yang saya tahu mungkin tidak begitu tepat tetapi cukup untuk saya membuat beberapa penilaian.

Malaysia mengeluar lebih kurang 650,000 tong minyak sehari. Kita guna 400,000 tong dan selebihnya 250,000 tong di export.

Tiga tahun lalu minyak mentah dijual pada kadar USD30 satu tong. Hari ini ianya USD130 – kenaikan sebanyak USD100. Hampir tiada peningkatan di dalam kos pengeluaran oleh itu lebihan USD100 boleh dianggap untung bersih.

250,000 tong yang dieksport sepatutnya memberi kita pulangan 250,000 x 100 x 365 x 3 = RM27,375,000,000 (Dua puluh tujuh bilion Ringgit).

Tetapi Petronas untung lebih RM70 billion, yang kesemuanya milik Kerajaan.

Kerajaan ini melimpah dengan wang.

Selain minyak, harga minyak sawit, getah dan timah juga meningkat lebih kurang 400 peratus. Keuntungan syarikat perladangan dan bank-bank juga mencecah sehingga RM3 billion tiap satu. Cukai yang dibayar juga sudah tentu mengalami peningkatan yang tinggi.

Saya percaya jika subsidi dikekalkan dan dikurangkan secara berperingkat ianya tidak akan mengekang kewangan Kerajaan.

Di dalam jangka masa terdekat cara untuk mengurangkan pembaziran dan menaikkan pendapatan mestilah diperkenal. Kita mungkin tidak dapat menetapkan gaji minima, tetapi sudah tentu kita boleh meningkatkan sedikit jumlah gaji minima.

Sebenarnya pendapatan kita tinggi berbanding sesetengah jiran kita. Pelabur yang datang ke sini tertarik bukan dengan harga buruh murah, tetapi faktor-faktor lain termasuk sikap dan pendekatan Kerajaan tehadap komuniti perniaga terutamanya pelabur.

Daripada apa yang saya dengar, sikap mesra peniaga amat berkurangan pada Kerajaan sekarang hinggakan orang Malaysia juga melabur di luar negara. Terdapat cakap-cakap berkenaan hubungan politik mempengaruhi keputusan. Secara amnya ahli politik Kerajaan dikatakan sombong.

Malaysia tidak punyai cukup tenaga kerja. Industri yang memerlukan tenaga pekerja yang ramai tidak menguntungkan Malaysia. Pekerja asing menghantar jumlah wang yang besar ke negara asal mereka.

Polisi industri mestilah bertukar agar teknologi tinggi dapat dipromosikan untuk memberi rakyat Malaysia lebihan pendapatan bagi menampung kos sara hidup yang meningkat.

Dunia sedang menghadapi kecelaruan ekonomi akibat penurunan nilai Dollar Amerika, krisis pinjaman sub-prima, kenaikan harga minyak dan bahan mentah, kekurangan makanan dan akiviti tamak “hedge funds” yang berterusan. Kemungkinan berlakunya resesi ekonomi Amerika Syarikat adalah benar. Sebenarnya Amerika Syarikat sedang mengalami kelembapan ekonomi. Ekonomi dunia akan turut ditarik turun.

Malaysia juga akan terjejas kesan daripada semua masalah ini. Saya tertanya adakah Kerajaan bersedia untuk menghadapi semua ini.

Kita tidak boleh lari daripada akibat negatif tetapi mestilah ada cara untuk mengatasinya agar beban yang terpaksa ditanggung rakyat dapat dikurangkan. Saya harap yang Kerajaan tidak akan melepaskan sahaja segala masalah ini kepada rakyat seperti ynag digambarkan cadangan untuk menilai harga minyak setiap bulan.

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wise_secharaa said...

I hope things get better....the overnight hike of oil price not only affected my expenses on transportation only, but also many other things, with very small salary, I am desperately hope that the gov evaluate again on their inexpedient decision...thanks Tun...at least you are still here.....;|

bosh85 said...

salamm tun...
first of all, we salute ur blog..
berikutan kenaikan hrga minyak yg mendadak, kami sebagai pelajar postgraduate paling banyak menerima tempiasnya..bayangkan kami hanya dibayar elaun rm1100 sebulan, dan terpaksa menanggung kos sara diri, kos rumah sewa, dan kos pengangkutan...
peningkatan harga minyak ini sangat tidak adil...langsung tidak relevan...dan kejam terhadap rakyat..harap2, tun pertimbangkan la untuk membantu memulihkan keadaan ini...kasihani kami =(

bosh85 said...

salam tun..

y u choose pak lah?

&

who do u think the best person to replace pak lah?

&

y u leave us and let us suffer with pak lah?

kasihanilah kami....=(

azman said...

Saya sebagai seorang rakyat malaysia yang rasional amat memahami sebab kanaikan harga minyak.
Tetapi yang buat saya kurang senang ialah sikap kerajaan yang seolah olah cuba memperbodohkan rakyat.Kerajaan harus sedar yang orang Malaysia bukan macam dulu lagi. Dulu bolehlah gunakan pihak media yang tiada pendirian dan hanya seperti lembu dicucuk hidung. Tapi sekarang segala informasi berada dihujung jari kita.
Dalam alam cyber begini, kerajaan harus faham yang mengawalpihak media hanya akan membuatkan rakyat ketawa dan marah. Sikap putar belit kerajaan jelas dilihat bila kita bandingkan maklumat dalam internet yang lebih jelas dan siap dengan gambar. So,kerajaan tak boleh lagi lari kemana mana.
Berkaitan duit RM2B yang dapat dijimatkan dengan memotong alaun karaia dan mengawal kunjungan keluar negara, saya tak rasa rakyat akan diam dengan keterangan itu kerana bagi saya, kalau RM2B dapat dijimatkan maknanya berapa kah jumlah sebenar wang yang dihabiskan untuk benda benda yang kurang penting kalau dibandingkan dengan kejatuhan taraf hidup yang bakal berlaku. Yang miskin akan jadi lebih miskin dan yang sederhana pun akan jadi miskin. Yang kaya terutamanya ahli perniagaan terus meletakkan beban kanaikan harga minyak keatas penguna.Hari ini kata tak boleh naik tambang bas besoknye juga sharikat bas naikkan tambang, hari ini kata bekalan beras mencukupi, besoknya semua peniaga sembunyikan beras.Insiden begini hanya membuktikan yang kerajaan kita ni lembik dan mudah dipermainkan.
Macamana rakyat tak jemu!!!!!!!!

ZaZa said...

Salam Tun,

I really disappointed with our current leaders in the Cabinet especially Pak Lah.

Last time hr got mentioned that the citizens being ungrateful for making noise regarding the oil and supplies price increment.

But now,i do feel that we have the right to voice up.As i read these articles i am so eager to pass this through all the nations.

"Government, PM always compare our oil prices with non-oil producing countries such as : For example Singapore : RM 5.00 Thailand : RM 4.00 how about compare Malaysia with the other oil producing countries just as we are UAE– RM1.19/litre Eygpt– RM1.03/litre Bahrain– RM0.87/litre Qatar– RM0.68/litre Kuwait– RM0.67/litre Saudi Arabia– RM0.38/litre Iran– RM0.35/litre Nigeria– RM0.32/litre Turkmenistan– RM0.25/litre Venezuela– RM0.16/litre MALAYSIA– RM2.70/litre Fikir-fikirkan.."

If this is true,then i think most of the people will have the same thought as mine after reading this.

Personally,i felt conned!This(Pak Lah's saying) is all a lie

!Lie!Lie!Lie!


I feel sad to accept that this country isn't functioning well anymore!

Qamillea said...

Assalamualaikum TUN,

Please HELP US! This is too much...we can't see any further development under PAK LAH.

The slogan "MELAYU MUDAH LUPA" is very suitable to PAK LAH and the KRONI....

We are always with you TUN..

Oman said...

salam...

Kepada yg berbahagia tun...

Keadaan negara kita ni semakin hari semakin bermasalah...kenaikan harga minyak yg tergesa-gesa...memberi impak yg besar kepada rakyat terutama yg berpendapatan rendah..why pak lah tak cari lain altenatif....nak naik minyak pun jgnla secara mendadak....apa yg DIA nampak naik harga minyak...takde keje lain...langsung xde altenatif lain....saya rasa cukai rokok n arak boleh dinaikan...apa yg saya boleh kata kat sini (Inilah Perbezaan Pemerintah Yang Berlatar Belakangkan Pendidikan Sasteraha berbanding Berlatar Belakangkan Pendidikan Sains)

Pada Pendapat saya la kan Tun,saya rasa P,Lah mesti nak gunakan subsidi minyak tu utk bangunkan projek koridor dia tu....klu bangunkan secara senrentak...nagara bley korap ker...Apa yg saya tau..sikit2 menantu dia...(KJ)...

Kawan saya yg berkerja sebagai PTD,dia kata keputusan selalu KJ yg buat....

Apa yg saya bley cakap kat sini Pak lah bukan peminpin yg sesuai utk masa kini dan akan datang...Tun lagi layakla senang citer...Any way...tun please help us kerana Tun lebih arif dan berpengalaman...u are the 1 from 1,000,000,000...herm pak lah tak masuk senarai kot... :-D

alqadri said...

Tun ,
We are facing a major economic crisis , the current admnistration is giving an impression that they know what they are doing but the real fact is that most ongoing construction projects are put on hold , most business communities do not know what to do next. We wish that you are still leading us but I still wish that you can still lead. Thanks.

MiSzEniGmA said...

assalamualaikum..

Tun,
Walaupun Tun bukan lagi seorang perdana menteri, namun keprihatinan Tun terhadap permasalahan rakyat nampaknya lebih detail berbanding kerajaan. Thank you so much dear Tun..semoga Tun sihat selalu, insya-ALLAH..:)

Mugun said...

Good wishes Tun,

I was very dazed by the facts mentioned by Tun. Actually it is very inequitable to all Malaysians to go through this petrol hike as we are also producing crude oil. Out current government are comparing the prices with neighbouring countries as well as European countries. But, in economy
dollar to dollar must be compared as apple to apple. Not comparing like durian in Malaysia is much cheaper than durian in Japan!! Of course, Japan is not a durian producer. They said that Thai’s are paying RM3.90/liter, however they forgot that Thais are paying less for a new car compare to us.
If I not misguided I do have the Petrol price from oil producing countries.

UAE – RM1.19/litre
Egypt – RM1.03/litre
Bahrain – RM0.87/litre
Qatar – RM0.68/litre
Kuwait – RM0.67/litre
Saudi Arabia – RM0.38/litre
Iran – RM0.35/litre
Nigeria – RM0.32/litre
Turkmenistan – RM0.25/litre
Venezuela – RM0.16/litre
MALAYSIA – RM2.70/litre

Even we are exporting oil, but our petrol price is still far high-priced compare to the other countries. I really hope that present government will take some radical steps to control this state of affairs or else they need to get ready to take the fact that ‘THEY ARE NOT A RAKYAT GOVERNMENT’. Anyway, Tun thank you for a such a astonishing post. Keep it coming.

azmaya said...

semalam kerajaan dah umumkan bahawa RAKYAT BELUM DAPAT MENYESUAIKAN DIRI DENGAN HARGA BARU MINYAK (melayu mudah lupa, bukan mudah sesuaikan diri)....

KERAJAAN BERJANJI TIDAK AKAN MENAIKKAN LAGI HARGA MINYAK DALAM TAHUN NI....

oiii......... tahun ni tinggal berapa bulan jer lagi.... ingat rakyat bodoh kaaaaaaa???

antu_awe said...

salam,
im just a normal citizen but i would like to criticise on e raising oil price. it is known to all of us that petronas produce oils. but little of us know that the oil produced by petronas is grade 1 oils which is used in aircraft. hence, our oil is exported, not used locally. (many of them). so whats the big deal when the world price of oil increase?

gov should not burden the citizen by increasing the price, instead gov should cut down their own allowence to support the increment of price. (as if they want it!huh.) but nooooo.. its a big noooooooo... they increased the price. and burden the citizen. could they not think of other way?

1st they increase the price of rice. but my grandfather, a pesawah. he said no, the price of padi tak naik pun. satu sen pun tak naik. so if e price of rice increase, shouldnt the price of padi increase too? where is the rasionality behind all this? all rice is controlled by bernas. bernas said that e price of padi increased. yet it is all a lie..

then the increment of oil price. are malaysian that stupid? or is that what the goverment thought of us malaysian?

antuawe.blogdrive.com

HaMas said...

Assalamua'laikum Tun,

I hope that you read my comment. Just to share my concern. Saya salah seorang rakyat Sarawak antra negeri penyumbang kepada pengeluar Minyak Malaysia. Tetapi nasib penduduknya....

Di Kawasan luar bandar, penduduk kampung menggunakan jenerator. Kebiasaanya mereka akan merasai bekalan elektrik selama 8 jam sehari. 8 jam ini mereka manfaatkan untuk menghasilkan produk-produk yang menjadi mata pencarian.

Sejak kenaikan harga minyak, pengunaan jenerator terhad kepada hanya 4 jam sehari. Produk-produk yang dihasilkan agak terhad dan anak-anak jauh ketinggalan dalam pelajaran. Mungkin ada yang diminta bekerja di awal usia bagi menampung keluarga.

If u were me, what will you do , as a citizen of Sarawak..

aeri said...

Assalamualaikum Tun...

semoga Tun Sihat sejahtera dan dipanjangkan umur, dibawah ini saya dah sampaikan cadangan saya pada PM.. harap die boleh pertimbangkan cadangan saya...harap haraplah..

Assalamualaikum Dato Sri..

salam sejahtera buat DS dan keluarga dan seluruh jemah menteri. terlebih dahulu saya memohon maaf andainya cadangan saya kelak tidak rasional namun perlu saya utarakan utk mengatasi isu pemberian rebet dan kenaikan harga minyak..

pemberian rebet bagi pada pandangan saya adalah tidak adil khususnya kepada mereka yg berpendapatan rendah dan sederhana justeru saya cadangkan:-

1. Hapuskan terus subsidi dari stesen minyak. bayar harga semasa

2. Pemberian subsidi minyak mengikut kilometer yg digunakan oleh sesebuah kenderaan dalam tempoh setahun. cth kalau subsidi 5 sen/km dan kilometer yg digunakan dalam setahun 20000km, jadi bantuan yg diperolehi adalah 20000km x 0.05= RM1000 yg diberikan. ini adil kepada mereka yg tinggal jauh dan mempunyai satu kenderaan utk kegunaan harian.

2. mekanisa yg bole dibuat ialah dengan mengeluarkan satu buku oleh JPJ seperti buku bank yg mencatat Kilometer diawal Pembaharuan Roadtax dan akhir Pembaharuan. jadi akhir tolak awal dapatlah jumlah kilometer utk sesebuah kenderaan. maka , org yg mempunyai 3-4 buah kereta taklah claim membuata tuli walaupon kenderaan mereka sebenarnya jarang bergerak.

3. tuntutan rebet atau bantuan ini bole dituntut di pejabat pos atau JPJ. dan pertukaran meter kenderaan haruslah mendapat pengesahan JPJ.

4. semua TEKSI atau pengangutan awam termasuk bas sekolah atau van sekolah diberi bantuan untuk memasang NGV. kerana penggunaan NGV jauh lebih murah dan mereka ini dah ade yg dah pasang dan sedang mengaut keuntungan dengan subsidi petrol.

5. melonggarkan syarat pinjaman rumah kedua bagi pembelian rumah yg berhampiran dengan tempat kerja. syarat rumah yg dibeli berada dalam lingkungan 10 KM. ini dapat menjimatkan petrol.

itu saja cadangan saya masa ini. dengan cara ini kita tidak mengalami kerugian menjual petrol kepada mereka yg tidak berhak dan menyelamatkan wang rakyat. kecewa klu warga asing menikmati subsidi yg diberikan utk rakyat.. semoga cadangan saya ini diperincikan dan dipertimbangkan. kasihanilah kami yg terpaksa berulang alik dari rumah ketempat kerja yg jauh. sekian... assalamualaikum dato sri...

mass_lied said...

Salam Tun

mass_lied said...

salam Tun
apabila kenaikan harga minyak diumumkan oleh Pak lah baru-baru ni, sy tau semua rakyat malaysia merasa sengsara akannya, semua rakyat malaysia mengutuk Kerajaan malaysia, adakah hidup Kerajaan Malaysia akan tenteram dengan sumpah, marah, maki-hamun rakyat sendiri? sanggup mereka nak hidup sebagai pemimpin? dan inikah yang dikatakan sebagai pemimpin yang berkaliber?

Malaysia adalah pengeluar minyak ? tapi kenapa pulak harga negara pengeluar menjadi lebih mahal berbanding dengan negara lain? dah tu, nak compare harga minyak kita ngan negara bukan pengeluar minyak? nak buat apa..kerajaan untung berjuta ringgit, tapi rakyat pulak yang menanggung beban, kerajaan sepatutnya membantu rakyat, bukan membuat rakyat bertambah sengsara dengan kenaikan harga bahan mentah. . bercakap pasal minyak xakan habis, kerajaan nak bagi subsidi untuk berjuta-juta rakyat malaysia ni? kenapa tidak kerajaan bagi subsidi keatas minyak tu, lagi mudah Pak Lah, kenapa? takut petronas akan rugi sbb kena tanggung subsidi yang banyak??

sy menyokong kerajaan, tapi kerajaan yang membuatkan kami semua tidak menyokong kerajaan...fikir-fikirkan lah wahai kerajaan Malaysia....fikirlah untuk rakyat malaysia.. cubalah untuk bersama-sama kami dan faham akan keadaan dan kesengsaraan kami...

DarkAges said...

assalamualaikum Tun,.. 5 jun, ibarat darurat, tapi kali ini darurat bukan diistiharkan oleh raja tetapi oleh Bapa Kenaikan Harga Barang. Aku diajar untuk hormati
pemimpin tapi tidak kali ini! dia hanyalah pemusnah yang dungu yang selalu tidur semasa rakyat menunggu keajaiban yang boleh dilakukannya. Aku tidak sanggup
berkorban kerana ketidakcekapan Bapa Kenaikan Harga Barang. Jika dia tidak mampu untuk berfikir, letak jawatan saja atau kenapa ego itu perlu dipertahankan,
dia boleh jumpa TDM untuk meminta nasihat atas kemelut ekonomi dunia yang berlaku. Jika benar hanya kerana keegoan dan kedunguan ini yang terpaksa
ditanggung oleh rakyat, berbahagialah engkau didunia dengan maki hamun dan sengsara api neraka. Semasa diumumkan kenaikan harga minyak aku berfikir "aku ada
perdana menterikah waktu ini"?. Malangnya, semakin ku benci manusia ini semakin kerap mukanya muncul di depan mataku. Aku teringat peringkat zaman di eropah
iaitu zaman kegemilangan empayar rom kemudian ZAMAN GELAP lepas tu Rennaissance pula. semasa zaman gelap itu, pemerintah ibarat perompak dan rakyat tidak
boleh bersandarkan pada pemerintah dan rasa-rasanya inilah yang berlaku pada malaysia pada hari ini.

edikemas said...

Assalamualaikum TUN,

Sepatuknya kerajaan memberi subsidi menukar penggunaan disel kpd ngv krn lebih murah .68 seliter terutama kpd kenderaan pengangkutan(awam/pengguna),dng ini kos pengangkutan tidak menikat & harga barang pengguna dpt dikawal.
Lebihan minyak dipasaran blh diesport klu kini 250,000 tong mungkin bertambah kpd 350,000 tong,dng ini perdapatan negara bertambah.
Tambahan pendapatan ini blh menjana ekonomi negara.
Tambahan ini juga blh meringankan bebanan rakyat.
Apa pendapat tun ?

chow said...

Salam Tun & all Rakyat Malaysia,
It's the shock of my life when I shopped at Tesco last night. The Maggie Mee went up to RM3.95 and I still remember clearly that I purchased it at around RM2.50 early this year!

Crazy........ INFLATION already started and God know how serious it will be.

The oil price raising is totally a mess to all people including the government servants. The inflation will kill us eventually. The quality of living is deteriorating every day. RAKYAT HIDUP SENGSARA!!

I can foresee that the unemployment rate will go up very soon because all boses will start to cut cost as the supplies are now getting more and more expensive.

The shock announcement of raising oil price is VERY BAD for the whole industry as the business people do not have time to prepare themselves especially for those who had login the old prices, they are now all MATI DADAK!! More business men will declare bankrupt as their business cannot sustain anymore.

The economy will go into great depression and the impact will be worse than the 1997-98 recession because the past recession did not have the problem of raising oil price and food crisis.

The next recession will be very very BAD compared to the previous one. Escalating prices for necessities will lead to increasing crime rate and unemployment rate.

Somebody please save us, rakyat Malaysia!

Fred said...

Dear Tun, as I read your posts and especially understanding your analytical thoughts on current issues that our country is facing .. how you're able to break down complex-situations into laymen terms for us ...

I can't help but worry here ... you know, there's nobody out there who has the brilliant mind (or remotely close to the same league) like yours who can help us lead us out of this situation ..

And .. I also realised that leading a country as the PM requires so much work and god's gifted talent, and yet, you've have done it for more than 2 decades for us ...

dear Tun, there's really no one out there like you .. I salute you again but i'm also very worry for our country now ...

Malaysian Arab said...

Salam Tun,
I have very high regards for you since you were the Chairman of FIMA where my late father used to work. When you were Prime minister, you came officiate the factory I was working and I was in charged of security. I also have been in aquaintance with one of your son, Datuk Mokhzani and he is one of the most gentlemanly person I have met. Anyway, what I am trying to say is that, why cant all the high ranking officials in Malaysia be like you and your family? Modest, understanding and helpful. Everytime I travel the PLUS, the Penang Bridge or look outside my office window at the twin towers, I will think of you and why you had to resign and pass the baton to someone that is NOT a real leader? Loyalty is one thing but to lead a nation, one must think above self. Family can come later.

rezo said...

Yang berbahagia Tun, saya masih ingat semasa saya bersekolah dan bersalaman dengan Tun pada harijadi Agong di Istana Negara (sultan Kelantan pada masa itu) dan sehingga sekarang saya masih ingat seperti mana saya ingat JASA TUN sehingga sekarang....I want you back in Cabinet

NICK said...

Assalamualaikum Tun,
daripada kita duk memikirkan kesan harga minyak naik dan duk mengutuk tindakan orang lain,
saya rasa hanya membuang masa sahaja. kerana ia berlaku di seluruh dunia,
dan sekarang semua rakyat di dunia ini sedang mengutuk kerajaan masing-masing (US,UK,Japan etc).

Harga minyak dunia tidak akan turun, malahan harga emas hitam ini akan naik lagi.

Oleh itu, kenapa semua orang tidak memikirkan cara untuk menangani benda ini dengan
menggunakan teknologi yang ada,menggunakan Hydrogen Car / Electric Car, dan bukan dengan
membuang masa mengutuk orang lain.

China,Rusia,Japan dll sudah memulakan projek kereta Hidrogen.
Sudah tiba masa untuk Malaysia berubah dengan teknologi.
kita harus fikirkan bersama kerana MALAYSIA negara kita!!

MagniNominisUmbra said...

Sokongan saya terhadap UMNO tidak berbelah bagi, tapi dengan UMNO dibawah kepimpinan sekarang sebelah pun saya tak bagi sokongan saya.

>< Menanti UMNO Baru...mungkin

MagniNominisUmbra said...

"When People Lead,
Leader Will Follow"

>< We people need a new leader

Alifnoor said...

Pak Lah byk tido...

Y.A.M said...

Pak lah should resign!

JohnLabu said...

nampaknya semakin ramai yg cintakan pak lah tak lama lagi....

Kepada PM Kesayangan ku

saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepade pak lah kerana menaikkan rege
minyak..
selepas ini apebile rege minyak naik.. rege barang yg lain akan naik..
saya akan merubah tabiat saya dari makan ikan kembung yg dah merah mate dan
pecah perut kepade ikan kering sahaja..
saya sanggup berkorban untuk UMNO dan bn..
anak saye yg seramai 5 org itu boleh bekerje selepas waktu sekolah untuk
membantu keluarga dan meneruskan tradisi menyokong UMNO dan bn
saya akan merubah bilik bilik yg ade di rumah saya untuk dijadikan tempat
menternak ikan dan menanam sayur secare hidroponik
saya terpakse tanam dalam bilik kerna saya dok kat umah flat..
rebet yg diberikan kepade saya memang melebih dari keperluan saya..
apebile saya congak.. saya hanya menggunakan 20 sen aje duit minyak moto
sehari.. ade untung 21 sen
saya tak pakai pon kete... sebab bile minyak naik.. saya kene jual datsun
kotak mancis saya.. dapat gak duit..
anak anak saya, saya akan soh eksesais setiap hari dengan berjalan kaki
atau naik beskal ke sekolah.. sejauh 5 km
walaupon saye berpendapatan rm 1000.. ia terlebih cukup untuk keluarga
saya...

buat permulaan untuk merubah kehidupan saya..
saya tidak akan menggunakan gula... tak akan menggunakan tepung untuk buat
jempot-jempot
akan menggantikan beras ngan ubi... setiap hari saya dan keluarga akan
berpuasa (kecuali pade hari hari yg dilarang ajerk)
saya akan buat minyak masak sendiri
itu antara care saya merubah hidup..
ade banyak lagi care
semuanya kerna UMNO dan bn...

dan saya ingin meminta pak lah supaya menaikkan lagi rege minyak yg ade..
bukan tu ajerk.. diminta menaikkan lagi rege tol kerna org sebelah rumah
saya nih org pembangkang dia selalu ikut highway, bior padan ngan muke dia.

mungkin pak lah boleh melawat saya dan bersedekah kepade saya sehelai kain
pelikat dekat-dekat pilihanraya nanti..
insyaallah kain pelikat itu saya akan framekan dan gantung dirumah.. tapi
jangan lupa.. pak lah tandatangan yerk..!

jgn lupe pak lah.. naikkan lagi rege minyak..
jgn turun kan gaji menteri menteri dan tuan penasihat 25%..
saya tetap akan menyokong pak lah..

akhir kata bior pak lah senang, janji kami susah.. hidup UMNO, hidup bn..

sekian terima kasih..

ps/ sampaikan salam saye pade KJ dan patrik badawi.. dan tak lupe gak tuan
punya syarikat scomi

pecah kaca, pecah gelas,
sudah baca, harap balas.

JohnLabu said...

nampaknya semakin ramai yg cintakan pak lah tak lama lagi....

Kepada PM Kesayangan ku

saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepade pak lah kerana menaikkan rege
minyak..
selepas ini apebile rege minyak naik.. rege barang yg lain akan naik..
saya akan merubah tabiat saya dari makan ikan kembung yg dah merah mate dan
pecah perut kepade ikan kering sahaja..
saya sanggup berkorban untuk UMNO dan bn..
anak saye yg seramai 5 org itu boleh bekerje selepas waktu sekolah untuk
membantu keluarga dan meneruskan tradisi menyokong UMNO dan bn
saya akan merubah bilik bilik yg ade di rumah saya untuk dijadikan tempat
menternak ikan dan menanam sayur secare hidroponik
saya terpakse tanam dalam bilik kerna saya dok kat umah flat..
rebet yg diberikan kepade saya memang melebih dari keperluan saya..
apebile saya congak.. saya hanya menggunakan 20 sen aje duit minyak moto
sehari.. ade untung 21 sen
saya tak pakai pon kete... sebab bile minyak naik.. saya kene jual datsun
kotak mancis saya.. dapat gak duit..
anak anak saya, saya akan soh eksesais setiap hari dengan berjalan kaki
atau naik beskal ke sekolah.. sejauh 5 km
walaupon saye berpendapatan rm 1000.. ia terlebih cukup untuk keluarga
saya...

buat permulaan untuk merubah kehidupan saya..
saya tidak akan menggunakan gula... tak akan menggunakan tepung untuk buat
jempot-jempot
akan menggantikan beras ngan ubi... setiap hari saya dan keluarga akan
berpuasa (kecuali pade hari hari yg dilarang ajerk)
saya akan buat minyak masak sendiri
itu antara care saya merubah hidup..
ade banyak lagi care
semuanya kerna UMNO dan bn...

dan saya ingin meminta pak lah supaya menaikkan lagi rege minyak yg ade..
bukan tu ajerk.. diminta menaikkan lagi rege tol kerna org sebelah rumah
saya nih org pembangkang dia selalu ikut highway, bior padan ngan muke dia.

mungkin pak lah boleh melawat saya dan bersedekah kepade saya sehelai kain
pelikat dekat-dekat pilihanraya nanti..
insyaallah kain pelikat itu saya akan framekan dan gantung dirumah.. tapi
jangan lupa.. pak lah tandatangan yerk..!

jgn lupe pak lah.. naikkan lagi rege minyak..
jgn turun kan gaji menteri menteri dan tuan penasihat 25%..
saya tetap akan menyokong pak lah..

akhir kata bior pak lah senang, janji kami susah.. hidup UMNO, hidup bn..

sekian terima kasih..

ps/ sampaikan salam saye pade KJ dan patrik badawi.. dan tak lupe gak tuan
punya syarikat scomi

pecah kaca, pecah gelas,
sudah baca, harap balas.

kitaraunsatumalaya said...

layman's comment. diorang sesedap naik harge minyak, kita suffer, diorang konon potong gaji ke potong elaun ke potong itu ini ke...diorang sikit pon tak suffer, korang pecayalah cakap aku. terutama tu mangkok hayun dr perak yang kononnya budak mc, tapi bodo berantu, dan kaki bodek no satu Malaysia(kalau akademi fantasi bodek, yg lain temasuk sami dgn tocha kena afundi, dia pasti last m an standing, mangkok hayun yg ini)kalau dulu cium tangan , sekarang bukan main kutuk lagi, barua ni, mangkok hayon betul, yg rumah dia kene curi tu...barua. Korang tau pasal apa orang tua terencat akal tu simpan this good for nothin idiot lagi, pasal lidah dia yg paling dlm masuk jubo orang tua terencat akal tu.
Anyway, kalau aku, duit jalan kita jer ade berape banyakkan...duit minyak (angin) lagi...duit itu dan ini...semuanya aku gunakan utk kepentingan rakyat, in which i believe would what our inspiring mentor would've done being simple, yet brilliant mind that he is unlike the org tua terencat akai yg let things being decided over meals by some rasputin-like character. Then being retarded all his life, a normal response he would do will be acting like nothing happen, no, he not acting in fact he really does not aware of any consequences of any of the decision he so-called make...well, this is the truth...he does not know sepatah haram of what it means (the trade he is in)...just by chance jer...he is not a qualified tradesman for the capacity he is carrying. not even close to the vicinity of being in the same league with our mentor's spur of the moment thought even while he was still in middle class school...just imagine bang...that is why semua ni jadik...giler hang tiba-tiba naik macam ni, dah lah dulu naik macam tu...p ramlee kata apa hang tau...BAHLOL! TOLOL! BANGANG! BODO! sudin kata pulak...alep mim nun wau(cuba baca apa dia bunyinya)...SARKAS daa...

Zubli Zainordin said...

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, sebilangan bloggers telah pun tahu bahawa ada orang tertentu dalam kerajaan Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yang melakukan rompakan besar-besaran sekarang ini dengan menaikkan harga petrol dan diesel sebagaimana yang telah diumumkan baru-baru ini.

Hakikatnya ialah:

01. Minyak di peringkat global, ada, dan mencukupi.

Minyak di peringkat global yang dikatakan kekurangan, adalah dusta dan spekulasi semata-mata.

02. Kenaikan harga minyak di peringkat perdagangan global, sebagaimana Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad telah nyatakan di blog ini adalah benar.

Tambahan lagi, bloggers menerima satu kenyataan dari rakan perihal negara anggota OPEC, yang menyatakan bahawa harga petrol seliter ialah semurah 89 sen hingga 95 sen sahaja.

Tidak sampai RM 1.00

Ini menjawab soalan saya, sejak 5 June 2008, siapakah yang sebenarnya, yang mendapat keuntungan, dari kenaikan harga petrol dan diesel ini, di Malaysia, kerana tiada siapapun yang mengaku.

Apa yang dikatakan dan disebarkan di beberapa negara di dunia termasuk di Malaysia bahawa harga petrol dan diesel naik mendadak di seluruh dunia, itu sebenarnya ialah harga pasaran hadapan anjuran greedy hedge funds dan para spekulator.

Itu bukan harga sebenarnya, yakni ianya adalah harga pasaran hadapan, kerana harga sebenar ialah yang dinyatakan oleh negara anggota OPEC.

Sama ada disedari ataupun tidak, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dan pemimpin dalam kerajaannya telah pun membuat kesilapan:

01. Mengingkari cadangan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, lalu mengapungkan Ringgit Malaysia, di pasaran terbuka sehingga rakyat dan negara terdedah kepada manipulasi dagangan matawang antarabangsa. Khususnya Dolar Amerika.

02. Menaikkan harga dengan segera pada 5 Jun 2008, dengan tidak sabar lagi menunggu Ogos 2008, kerana ada orang tertentu yang telah merancangan seawal tiga tahun lalu untuk melakukan rompakan besar-besaran ini melalui kenaikan harga minyak petrol dan diesel sekarang.

Mujurlah untuk kita rakyat Malaysia, dan malang sedikit, bagi perompak ini, mereka konfiden menang melebihi majoriti 2 per 3, PRU 12 yang lalu, lantaran dijangkakan rompakan boleh dilakukan dengan mudah sedikit.

Tetapi rakyat telah menghukum kerajaan ini dengan mesej yang kita semua maklum.

Sebab itulah selepas PRU 12 liat sungguh orang yang bertanggungjawab di atas kekalahan ini untuk meletakkan semua jawatannya, sekarang.

Jadi fahamlah bloggers sekarang kenapa begitu kelam kabut si Abdullah Ahmad Badawi ini dan lain-lain pemimpin kerajaannya, sekejap umum begini sekejap lain umum begitu. Mula flip kemudian flop.

Depa pun panik! Depa mengelabah!!

Syukurlah tidak semua pemimpin terbabit. Hanya orang tertentu sahaja yang tergolong sebagai perompak ini.

Sesungguhnya, ini boleh dilihat bahawa:

Ada pemimpin yang tidak tahu menahu,

Ada pemimpin yang tahu tetapi tidak mahu terlibat,

Ada pemimpin yang tahu tetapi takut bersuara,

Ada pemimpin yang tidak puas hati maka dia pun mahu bersama rakyat untuk berpiket.

Jadi, kita akan tahu kelak siapa nama orang tertentu yang merancang rompakan ini.

Orang tertentu ini, ialah perompak yang mahu memuaskan hati International Financial Regimes.

Lebih utama ialah orang tertentu ini ialah perompak yang mahu mengaut wang yang cukup banyak daripada kenaikan harga petrol dan diesel di Malaysia.

Mereka tergamak menganiaya rakyat Malaysia seluruhnya, demi kepentingan tembolok mereka.

Namun begitu, sambil banyak lagi maklumat yang bloggers akan dedahkan, maka rakyat Malaysia bolehlah berhibur.

Hiburan ini ialah kerana sejak 5 Jun 2008, majoriti rakyat telah bersedih, kecewa, marah, geram dan sebagai.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pun tahu bahawa sebahagian kami mengambil peluang di ruang komen di blog CheDet ini untuk mengadu.

Sebabnya kami sudah tidak ada tempat lain untuk mengadu. Maka keribaan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, kami pun rebah bermanja.

Tidak mengapalah. Semua ini akan berubah sedikit masa lagi.

Maksud hiburan ini ialah, bermula sekarang, sesiapa pemimpin dalam kerajaan Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, yang muncul di kaca TV umpamanya mempertahankan kenaikan harga petrol dan diesel ini, maka anggaplah ianya sebagai suatu lawak jenaka sahaja.

Seronok juga bila melihat ada di antara bibir mereka menyebut berbiliyon biliyon! Atau sposen sposen sposen.

Tidak mengapalah, berhiburlah...

Para pemimpin ini, sama ada mereka tahu atau pun tidak tahu kini akan mengikut jadual dengan menggunakan segala media seluruh dan bersepadu untuk menyumbat maklumat yang sememangnya palsu belaka ke hati dan minda masyarakat.

Ada lagi pendedahan perihal perompak ini, InsyaAllah...

JFK(M) said...

Hi! Tun,

I do wish that u r 30yrs younger & lead us back to the era that all races work towards building the MALAYSIAN IDENTITY..... Since u left, all the values lost in the hand of the current administration.

It's so sad to see UMNO/MCA/MIC/all other BN parties deteriorated & yet these idiots still reluctant to do something abt it.

"Tangisan Air Mata Ku Untuk Tanahair Yg Tercinta Ini..."

Tun, Pls. HELP!!!

ACCYEE said...

why la the price hike :(

anaktanjung said...

Assalamualaikum ayahanda tun,

Saya sentiasa bersama ayahanda tun dari dulu hingga kini bersama2 kita gulingkan rejim lah bodohwi.

佩芬 said...

Hi Tun,

Below is one of the e-mail from Malaysia Citizen to Mr. PM which forwarded from someone to my mail box. Quite interesting.

Dear Mr. PM,
 Thank you Prime Minister for increasing the fuel price because I think tomorrow I had to sell off my car and buy a cheap bicycle.
 Lucky for those singles, they can still bring their girlfriend around on a motorbike.
 As for me I am married with wife & 3 little children, how can they fit on the bike? I can't bring them jalan-jalan (joyride) anymore.
 You and your government were also saying that you will subsidize RM625 per year for the poor like me but I can't imagine how is that going to help.
 
Let me do my calculation:
 
RM625 / 12 month = RM52.0833 per month
 
RM53.0833 / 20 days (working days) = RM2.6542 per day
  
My conclusion is with RM2.65 per day, I only can get to travel 3km per day which my working place is about 10km away, one way. This excludes me from going to mamak stall (food stall) to buy food for my wife & children which take another 5km to reach.
Thank you very much Mr. PM, I hope you & your government will last sampai anak, cucu & cicit (until son, grandson & great grandson) because I don't think my children will last until their next generation. If my children are lucky, they will go back to the estate and becomes a rubber taper. I hope by that time the rubber trees are still around.
 You have given me & the people of Malaysia a good reason of global fuel hike. And I on the behalf of the people of Malaysia thank you for that.
 The beautiful 40% increased of fuel price will brings other stuffs like food, vegetable, fish, chicken & etc to increase.
 This means my wife and I can start to go on diet now, we used to dream that we can become members of fitness second but now the dreams are getting further.
 I am a very positive thinker; I thank you for increasing the fuel price because my three little children will eat less and won't grow up becomes fat like their father.
 Mr. PM from the picture of the newspaper, I think you have putting on weight. Please take care of your cholesterol. I don't want you to be like our previous PM which has to go three or four bypass. Lucky for him, he survived.  
 I also would like to congratulate you for not winning 2/3 majority in the last election. Haven't you and your government learned the lesson from the last election? Why did you lose? What happened to the post mortem?
 Now I know what's the reason that ex-PM wants you to step down. Now I know what's the reason the people of Malaysia wants you to step down.
Increase of RM0.78 per liter is a shocked to all of us Malaysian! Luckily tsunami did not hit us like other countries did; or else this will be the second tsunami for us!
 Thank you & God bless you!
 Yours truly,
 Citizen of Malaysia

farra said...

there's a quote saying that..

"the rich will become richer and the poor will become poorer....(like me..poorest)"..

MJ said...

MY OPINION

Semalam dalam akhbar tempatan, kerajaan telah keluarkan satu statistik
kononnya harga minyak di malaysia adalah yang paling rendah di rantau
ini.Kemudian mereka membandingkan harga minyak malaysia dengan harga
minyak di Thailand, Singapore, Filipina dan Vietnam.Persoalan sekarang
apakah asas perbandingan tersebut sedangkan negara negara tersebut
bukan pengeluar minyak?Hujah seperti inilah yang di gunakan oleh
barisan pemimpin untuk memperbodohkan orang kampung.
Ok, disini fakta yang semua orang kena tahu.Pertama sekali sila lihat
perbandingan harga minyak malaysia dan negara negara pengeluar minyak
yang lain:-
Negara Harga minyak seliter (dalam RM)
Malaysia RM 2.70
Iran RM 0.35
Venezuela RM 0.16
Turkemenistan RM 0.25
Arab Saudi RM 0.38
Kuwait RM 0.67
Dari data di atas, membuktikan propaganda kerajaan adalah palsu dan
tidak benar.Kesemua negara pengeluar minyak di atas, harga minyak
adalah di bawah RM1.00 seliter.Ada sesetengah alasan mengatakan
keluaran minyak kita tak sebanyak arab saudi yang mengeluarkan sejuta
tong sehari.Menurut kerajaan, pengeluaran minyak kita adalah dalam
lingkungan 700 ribu tong sehari.Oleh itu kalau berdasarkan ratio
pengeluaran minyak antara arab saudi dan malaysia 1 juta : 700 ribu,
sepatutnya harga minyak malaysia dalam lingkungan RM0.49 sen
sahaja.Kenapa arab saudi boleh kekalkan harga minyak pada 0.38 sen
seliter tapi malaysia pada 1.92 sen dan sekarang ni dah naik sampai RM
2.70? Bukan kah jauh bezanya?Bagaimana pula dengan venezuella yang
jumlah penduduk hampir sama dengan malaysia boleh kekalkan harga
minyak pada 0.16 sen seliter sahaja?Ini menunjukkan ada sesuatu yang
tak kena dalam menguruskan hasil minyak dalam negara.
Ketika dato seri anwar ibrahim menjawat jawatan menteri kewangan
malaysia pada tahun 1991-1998, harga minyak di kekalkan pada 1.10 sen
seliter.Bagaimana beliau boleh mengekalkan harga minyak selama lapan
tahun sedangkan harga minyak dunia naik mendadak ketika perang teluk
di iraq?Pada masa yang sama juga pembangunan dan projek projek banyak
juga di jalankan dalam negara tanpa perlu naikkan harga minyak.Tapi
pemimpin kerajaan beri alasan untuk naikan harga minyak supaya duit
tersebut dapat tampung projek pembangunan. Masalah sekarang projek
pembangunan untuk faedah siapa?Rakyat atau kroni?Berapa kerat orang
yang dapat faedah dari koridor pembangunan di sana sini?
Subsidi minyak yang di tanggung kerajaan mencapai 35 billion
setahun.Kerajaan bersungguh sungguh untuk mengurang kan subsidi minyak
ini kerana kalau harga minyak tidak di naikkan dengan segera ianya
akan mengganggu peruntukan kerajaan bagi membangunkan koridor koridor
di seluruh negara yang bernilai ratusan billion.
Yang orang asyik berhujah ialah harga minyak perlu di naikkan kerana
harga minyak dunia telah naik.Ada yang mengatakan ia masalah global.So
yang kita kita fikir ialah kenapa nak risau tentang harga minyak dunia
yang melambung naik kerana sepatutnya sebagai negara pengeluar minyak,
malaysia seharusnya gembira kerana bila harga minyak dunia naik,
pendapatan petronas jadi berlipat ganda.So apa masalahnya?Walaupun
malaysia ada mengimport minyak dari luar untuk kegunaan tempatan, tapi
bila dah net off dari pendapatan export, masih untung besar lagi.
Adakah negara akan bankrupt kalau turunkan harga minyak??
Sudah tentu tidak.Sila lihat statistik di bawah:-
Allocation untuk mega projek:-
Koridor utara : RM17.5 billion
Koridor timur : RM112 billion
Wilayah iskandar :RM47 billion
Koridor sabah :105 billion
Koridor Serawak :107 billion
Bila kerajaan membuat pelan untuk pembangunan projek di atas, sudah
tentulah kerajaan mempunyai wang yang banyak.Jadi, jika kerajaan
sanggup membelanjakan ratusan billion untuk projek pembangunan seperti
di atas yang hanya boleh di manafaatkan oleh segelintir rakyat sahaja,
kenapa nak tampung subsidi 35 billion setahun pun tak mampu?Mana yang
lebih penting?Mana yang perlu di utamakan?Kebajikan rakyat atau projek
mega?
Bila menteri menteri beri komen tentang ekonomi, semuanya berkata yang
bagus bagus, tapi bila bercakap soal subsidi minyak, dah cakap lain
pulak.So kalau Dato Najib kata turunkan harga minyak akan buat negara
bankrup,bagaimana projek ratusan billion di atas? Tak bankrup kah
negara dengan projek ratusan billion tersebut?Perlu di ingat bahawa di
samping pendapatan hasil petroleum, negara juga mempunyai hasil dari
sumber lain seperti getah, sawit, taxation, balak dan lain
lain.Pendapatan tahunan negara kalau di ambil kira harga minyak yang
melambung naik bakal mencecah 200 billion setahun.Dari jumlah tersebut
susah sangat ke nak sumbangkan 50 billion untuk beri subsidi pada
rakyat?
Ni korang compare ngan Turkmenistan .
Oil - production: 196,700 bbl/day (2005 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $9,200 (2007 est.)
here
Ni Malaysia punya
Oil - production: 751,800 bbl/day (2005 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $14,400 (2007 est.)
here
fikir fikirkan lah sendiri

Abdul Kader said...

Salam Tun,
enlightening article,having been a hands on PM and architect of energy policies of past 3 decades , Tun is well qualified to talk on oil price and energy issues,curious why Tun is not commenting exhorbitant profits that TNB and Independent power Producers are making from subsidized natural gas supply, instead of burdening the rakyat with steep and sudden 41-60% increase in fuel prices ,the government should have eliminated fuel subsidy to industries first.

Ms Handira said...

Hi Tun M, hope you are doing well.

Current PM raised oil prices on us many many times. This time it was harsh. The current PM must be like: (screenplay situation)

INT. JABATAN PERDANA MENTERI - DAY

AS THE PM IS SITTING IN HIS OFFICE FACING HIS CURIOUS "YES" MEN.

PM: Okay, lets hike up oil prices bcos i want to teach the msians the meaning of "subsidy", ungrateful bunch of ignorant people they are.

Ministers in his cabinet: Ok Pak lah, watever u feel like doing, as long as you don't point out the aca in our direction and start probing us.

~a week later after price hike to 2.70/L

PM: Ok, now that oil price is at rm2.70/L , help! The msians are protesting in klcc, the hindraf movement is demonstrating against this hike and the pkr are using this hike to my disadvantage. The msians are complaining so much i can't stand the pressure!
Why don't we start cutting down on all the damn taxes from the previous rates before (income, house, vehicle taxes) and show people that i CARE. Be in their good books again. Oh yes, Chief police should also ban all permit application for any gathering!

END

Why not gather and demonstrate? Feeling cold feet about news splattered in overseas news about malaysia again? Why does he care? He prefered US over NAM.



I think from the example above, most people would conclude for the past weeks the events that's been happening are conclusive to in previous times the government is making more money then they should in taxes imposed on its people, that they can afford to subsidies all taxes now just bcos oil price is at its highest, well for the time being.

CASH REBATE?! OH PUHLEEZ! Like its going to keep all of us ( the people) quiet. Salary twice a month?! HE could do better than that! It doesn't solve or minimize the damage.

Like today's news, DPM's non contest to PM's job, it's just a show. He's not even that nice when i met him, well a couple of times, he came to my secret recipe in KLCC.

The govt is probing petronas about its billion dollar profit, so what? petronas did not make the call to raise price of oil. The PM did! It's just he's not getting a cut of the profit.

What's funny is, they even declared that all selangor states have FREE water supply. Who is going to bear the cost of that? Is something missing in the picture? Ok may be selangor is a rich state, but wow... that's a piece of news.

Overall, we are unhappy to pay high price for oil.
Who would?

Pm should have smarter advisors.

Best rgds,
Happy.

p.s.- All i see in the news is talks within the SME's to help entrepreneurs get start up loans, disbursing the funds to bumiputras.... well, i don't see that happening, and even if it happens, PNS will ask for bribe money (undertable money) to disburse the funds.... first it's not PNS money to keep, second, they shouldn't have disbursed it to a non bumiputra.

Aizac said...

WHAT IS NEVER MENTIONED IN Mainstream Media like NST/TheStar/ Utusan/BH are these facts....

Malaysian PerCapita Income USD 5000
VS
Singaporean PerCapita Income USD 25000

Further The Star made a comparison of prices in Thailand , Singapore and Indonesia .

For Thailand it is quoted at RM3.90/liter, however are they aware that in Thailand new cars are cheaper than Malaysia by RM10,000? They pay only one life time for their driving license? No renewal fee after that? Also that goes for road tax as well? And do TheStar also aware that you can drive all the way from Hadtyai to Bangkok on a six lane highway without paying any Tolls ??!!

Whereas here in Malaysia you have to pay yearly renewal for road tax , driving license and TOLLS, TOLLS, TOLLS!!!

For Singapore how can you quote RM 5.20 ? Please quote in Singapore Dollars because they are earning in Sing Dollars. You might as well say Europeans are paying RM10/liter. RM5.20/liter = Sing $ 2.20/liter, still cheaper than Malaysia in view of fact that Singapore is not a crude oil exporter. Are you saying that you fill up petrol in Singapore by paying Ringgit?

In economy, dollar to dollar must be compared as apple to apple. Not comparing like durian in M'sia is much cheaper than durian in Japan!! Of course-lah, Japan is not durian producer!!! Comparing Malaysian durian with Thailand durian make more sense!!

For Indonesia we might say is cheaper there at RM2.07/liter but compare that to their level of income!

Now, let us compare the price with OIL PRODUCING countries:

UAE – RM1.19/litre
Eygpt – RM1.03/litre
Bahrain – RM0.87/litre
Qatar – RM0.68/litre
Kuwait – RM0.67/litre
Saudi Arabia – RM0.38/litre
Iran – RM0.35/litre
Nigeria – RM0.32/litre
Turkmenistan – RM0.25/litre
Venezuela – RM0.16/litre
MALAYSIA – RM2.70/litre

RM 2.70!!! Individual perspective:

As of last month a Toyota Vios would 'cause a damage' of about RM 89,000.
In the international market, a Toyota Vios is about USD 19,000
USD 19,000 = RM 62,700 (using the indicative rates of USD 1 = RM 3.30)
That makes Malaysian Vios owners pay an extra RM 26,300.

This RM 26,300 should be cost of operations, profit and tax because the transportation costs have been factored in to the USD 19,000.

RM 26,300/ RM625 petrol rebate per year translates to a Vios being used for 42.08 years.

I do understand that the RM 625 is a rebate given by the government, but it also means that one has to use the Vios for 42.08 years just to make back the amount paid in taxes for the usage of a foreign car. Would anyone use any kind of car for that long?

Now with these numbers in front of us, does the subsidy sound like a subsidy or does it sound like a penalty? This just seems to be a heavy increment in our daily cost of living as we are not only charged with high car taxes but also with a drastic increase in fuel price.

With all the numbers listed out, I urge all Malaysians to join me in analyzing the situation further.

Car taxation is government profit, fuel sales is Petronas' (GLC) profit which also translates into government profit. The government may ridicule us Malaysians by saying look at the world market and fuel price world wide. Please, we are Malaysians, we fought of the British, had a international port in the early centuries (Malacca), home to a racially mixed nation and WE ARE NOT STUPID!!!

We know the international rates are above the USD 130/barrel. We understand the fact that the fuel prices are increasing worldwide and we also know that major scientist are still contradicting on why this phenomenon is happening. Some blame Bush and his plunders around the world and some blame climate change and there are others which say petroleum 'wells' are getting scarce.

Again we go back to numbers to be more straight fwd

1 barrel = 159 liters x RM2.70/liter = RM 429 or USD 134

On 1 hand, we are paying the full cost of 1 barrel of crude oil with RM2.70 per liter but on the other hand the crude oil only produces 46% of fuel.

Msia sells crude oil per barrel at USD130 buys back Fuel per barrel at USD134. And not forgetting, every barrel of fuel is produced with 2 barrels of crude oil.

1 barrel crude oil = produce 46% fuel (or half of crude oil), therefore
2 barrel crude oil = approximately 1 barrel fuel
In other words, each time we sell 2 barrels of crude oil, equivalently we will buy back 1 barrel of fuel.

Financially,
Malaysia sell 2 barrel crude oil @ USD 130/barrel = USD 260 = RM 858
then, Malaysia will buy back fuel @ USD 134/barrel = RM 442/barrel
Thus, Malaysia earn net extra USD 126 = RM 416 for each 2 barrel of crude sold/exported vs imported 1 barrel of fuel !!!
(USD 260-134 = USD 126 = RM416)

So where this extra USD 126/barrel income is channeled to by Malaysian Govt???????? ?

Another analysis:

1 barrel crude oil = 159 liters.
46-47% of a barrel of crude oil = fuel that we use in our vehicles.
46% of 159 = 73.14 liters.
@ RM 2.70/liter x 73.14 liter = RM197.48 of fuel per barrel of crude oil. This is only 46% of the barrel, mind you. Using RM 3.30 = USD 1, we get that a barrel of crude oil produces USD 59.84 worth of petrol fuel (46% of 1barrel).
USD 59.84 of USD 130/barrel turns out to be 46% of a barrel as well.

Another 54% = bitumen, kerosene, and natural gases and so many more.
And this makes a balance of USD 70.16 that has not been accounted for.

So this is where I got curious. Where is the subsidy if we are paying 46% of the price of a barrel of crude oil when the production of petrol/barrel of crude oil is still only 46%?

In actual fact, we still pay for this as they are charged in the forms of fuel surcharge by airlines and road taxes for the building of road (because they use the tar/bitumen) and many more excuse charging us but let us just leave all that out of our calculations.

As far as I know, only the politicians who live in Putrajaya and come for their Parliament meetings in Kuala Lumpur (approximately 60+ km) are the ones to gain as they claim their fuel and toll charges from the money of the RAKYAT's TAX.

It is so disappointing to see this happen time and time again to the Malaysian public, where they are deceived by the propaganda held by the politicians and the controls they have over the press.

Which stupid idiot economist equates rebates for rich or poor with the cc of the vehicles? An average office clerk may own a second hand 1300cc proton Iswara costing $7,000 (rebate = $625) while the Datuk's children can own a fleet of 10 new cars of BMW, Audi and Volvo all less than 2000cc costing $2 millions and get a total rebate of $625 x 10 = $6,250! Wow what kind of economists we are keeping in Malaysia...wonder which phD certificate that they bought from...

Misleading concept of Subsidy:

The word "subsidy" has been brandished by the BN government as if it has so generously helped the rakyat and in doing so incurred losses. This simple example will help to explain the fallacy:

Example:
Ahmad is a fisherman. He sells a fish to you at $10 which is below the market value of $15. Let's assume that he caught the fish from the abundance of the sea at little or no cost. Ahmad claims that since the market value of the fish is $15 and he sold you the fish for $10, he had subsidised you $5 and therefore made a loss of $5.

Question : Did Ahmad actually make a profit of $10 or loss of $5 which he claimed is the subsidy?

Answer:
Ahmad makes a profit of $10 which is the difference of the selling price ($10) minus the cost price ($0 since the fish was caught from the abundance of the sea). There is no subsidy as claimed by Ahmad.

The BN government claims that it is a subsidy because the oil is kept and treated as somebody else's property (you know who). By right, the oil belongs to all citizens of the country and the government is a trustee for the citizens. So as in the above simple example, the BN government cannot claim that it has subsidised the citizen!

Akmal said...

i love u TUN!!

Bumi Bertuah said...

Terima Kasih UMNO kerana naikan harga minyak!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cuba pak lah rasa hidup dengan gaji rm 1500 sebulan, anak 4 bersekolah!!!!!!!! apakah yg dia akan rasa..........Pak Lah memang pengkhianat rakyat.....membebankan kami semua

TERIMA KASIH UMNO........

Noor Aminuddin said...

As'kum Dr Mahathir Mohamad,

Saya menerima kiriman e-mel ini meminta rakyat Malaysia memboikot dari membeli minyak Petronas. Sebagai seorang rakyat biasa, saya kurang pasti kesahihannya, saya fikir Tun patut baca & beri komen, supaya saya & pembaca yg lain tidak terus tertipu.

Berikut saya copy & paste kiriman email beliau:

Subject: FW: Boikot Petronaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brengsek!

NIE SATU LAGI CITER PANAS!

Kena tukar minyak sawit nmpk nye!

I dah lama tau dah. That's why I tak guna minyak petronas

Wahai warga Malaysia sekelian.... .hebahkanlah cerita benar ini kpd rakan2 anda sekelian mengapa perlu boikot minyak petronas.... . Sebenarnya semua warga malaysia kena tipu dengan dasar kenaikan harga minyak ni..baru2 ni kenaikan harga minyak sebanyak RM0.78.Tinggi tuuuuu.Mengapa kita perlu menaikkan harga minyak setinggi tuuuuuuu.... Haaaaaa ini lah yang warga malaysia tak tahu.... Sebenarnya kita ni duduk je Malaysia...tapi minyak yang kita cari gali kat trengganu dan Srawak tu, kita tak penah pakai pun...Minyak yang kita gali tu ialah minyak Gred A...Diulangi Minyak Gred A.......semua minyak tersebut dijual keseluruhannya keluar negara...jadi petronas telah beli pulak minyak gred C...Diulang Gred C.....untuk digunakan dimalaysia dan diletak logo Petronas.... dalam kajian oleh syarikat2 kereta yg bukan keta nasional, bahawa minyak petronas ini adalah minyak paling kotor sekali...maklumlah minyak gred C. Minyak yang paling bersih adalah minyak Caltex @ Mobil/Esso @ Shell. Mengapa minyak tersebut lebih bersih??? Sebab minyak tersebut adalah dari gred B...Inilah yg rakyat malaysia tak tahu...kenaikan harga minyak disebabkan kenaikan harga minyak dunia yang dikawal oleh US yg mana setong hampir mencecah usd130.00..Semua orng tertanya-tanya mengapa kita negara peneluar minyak kena mengikut harga minyak dunia kan. Itu lah antara sebab2 nye... Untuk pengetahuan anda semua...semasa kenaikan harga minyak dari RM 1.62 kepada RM1.92 anda pasti pernah menerima E-mail yang mengatakan "isilah minyak petronas ramai-ramai. Jika semua rakyat malaysia isi minyak petronas, harga minyak tidak akan naik"...Semua e-mail tersebut adalah mengarut.Anda semua kena tipu.....Minyak tetap naik jugak kan....Sebenarnya yang untung paling besar adalah sebahagian orang2 besar kat atas tu dan org2 yang bekerja dengan petronas...sebab bila reramai isi minyak petronas, makin besar lah untung petronas...bila makin besar untung...makin besar lah bonus yang orang2 petronas dapat...Tahun lepas sahaja bonus org2 petronas dapat antara 6-13 bulan bergantung pada perkhidmatan. ..Tapi yang petronas istihar ialah 2 bulan bonus sahaja...Bonus yang selebihnya diletakkan atas nama saguhati.... Dasyat betul diorg menipu rakyat.mengambil untung dari hasil perut bumi yang ALLAH bagi tanpa mengagaihkan sama rata kepada rakyat....Cerita ini bukan rekaan tetapi cerita ini aku perolehi sendiri dari abg ipar aku yg bekerja di KLCC. Dia yg menguruskan sendiri Jualan minyak Gred A kita keluar dan membeli Minyak Gred C untuk di pakai di malaysia...masa aku dengar dia bercerita menyirap jugak darah aku bila dia cakap "bonus aku tahun ni 9 bulan (masa tu tahun 2007)"dah la gaji dia rm 6+++...Siapa yang keja kerajaan tahun 2007 mana ada bonus....Pasal Peraduan Car Craze......yang menang tu semua org yg senang2 dan ada contribute dgn petronas...apa salahnya kalau petronas kurangkan harga minyak RM 0.20 keee tapi takde pertandingan Car Craze...Semua rakyat dapat rasa..ni tidak...dahla jual minyak gred C....Pas tu nak tarik ramai orang isi minyak petronas dengan peraduan mcm tu...aku bukan nak kondem petronas tetapi aku rasa terkilan ditipu buta2 dengan cara demikian. Selama ni aku isi minyak petronas nak support produk malaysia...tetapi setelah aku tahu aku terus betukar ke minyak Caltex @ Mobil/Esso dan skang ni sudah 7 bulan aku tak isi minyak petronas. dan aku dpat rasakan minyak tersebut lagi menjimatkan. .Terpulang pada anda untuk mengisi minyak yg anda suka kerana duit tersebut adalah duit anda...

LoxxSanieY said...

ulisan Mufti Perlis- Harga Minyak dll, bacalah utk renungan



"Agama bukan mengkhayalkan orang miskin
Saya tertarik apabila membaca kisah al-Imam al-Nawawi (631-676H) yang diminta oleh Raja pada zamannya al-Malik al-Zahir untuk memberikan fatwa bagi mengharuskan Raja mengambil harta rakyat untuk digunakan memerangi musuh yang mengancam negara iaitu tentera Tatar. Tujuan itu pada zahirnya baik kerana mempertahankan negara dari ancaman musuh. Harta itu pun hendak digunakan untuk keperluan jihad.

Namun ramai ulama yang telah dibunuh ketika itu kerana enggan mengeluarkan fatwa berkenaan. Al-Nawawi juga enggan menulis surat sokongan terhadap tindakan Raja Zahir itu sekalipun beliau tahu pengambilan harta itu untuk kepentingan negara juga. Apabila Raja bertanya kepada beliau mengapa beliau enggan menyokong? Beliau menjawab: Setahu saya engkau dahulunya seorang hamba, tidak mempunyai harta. Kemudian Allah memberikan kurniaan kepadamu lalu diangkat engkau menjadi seorang raja. Aku dengar engkau memiliki seribu hamba lelaki yang setiap mereka memiliki tali pinggang daripada emas. Engkau juga ada memiliki dua ratus hamba perempuan, dan setiap mereka memiliki sebekas perhiasan. Jika engkau belanjakan itu semua, sehingga hamba-hamba lelakimu hanya memakai tali pinggang kain, dan hamba-hamha perempuanmu hanya memakai baju tanpa perhiasan, juga baitulmal sudah tiada simpanan wang, harta dan tanah lagi, maka aku akan fatwakan untukmu keharusan mengambil harta rakyat itu. Sesungguhnya yang menolong jihad dan selainnya ialah penyerahan diri kepada Allah dan mengikut jalan nabi-Nya S.A.W (lihat: 'Abd al-Ghani al-Daqar, al- Imam al-Nawawi, 144-145, Damsyik: Dar al-Qalam).

Saya suka dengan jawapan al-Imam al-Nawawi ini. Saya tahu, selepas ini banyak forum-forum perdana, ceramah-ceramah di radio dan televesyen akan memperkatakan tentang kewajipan berjimat cermat. Maka ustaz, ustazah dan penceramah pun atas permintaan penaja yang membayar harga ceramah akan bersungguh-sungguh menyuruh orang-orang bawahan untuk berjimat cermat. Dalil-dalil pun akan dibaca. Mungkin akan ada ustazah yang mencari cerita-cerita ajaib yang baru untuk dikaitkan dengan bab jimat cermat dan jangan membazir. Mungkin akan ada penceramah yang cuba menangis seperti seorang pelakon berjaya yang menerima anugerah, bercerita kepada makcik-makcik yang khusyuk menonton tentang azab seorang yang membazir 'nasi lemaknya'. Datanglah orang-orang kampung mendengar forum perdana dengan basikal atau motosikal sebagai menyahut seruan agar tidak membazir petrol. Adapun penceramah, datuk-datuk penganjur, YB-YB hanya menggunakan kenderaan mewah yang berkapasiti atas daripada 2000cc.

Tujuannya untuk mengelakkan pembaziran wang kerajaan yang terpaksa dibayar kepada empunya kenderaan 2000cc ke bawah, lebih tinggi daripada 2000 ke atas. Maka insaflah makcik dan pakcik yang barangkali teringatkan tulang ikan yang pernah dibuangnya padahal masih ada sedikit sisa isinya yang melekat. Itulah membazir namanya. Maka, atas keinsafan dan taubat itu, mungkin ada yang akan mula mengurangkan makan nasi lemak daripada sebungkus seorang kepada sebungkus yang dikongsi bersama. Air kopinya yang memang sudah 'ceroi' akan ditukar kepada yang warna hitamnya antara kelihatan dan tidak. Maka selamat negara kita ini, disebabkan pakcik dan makcik, pak long dan mak long, pak lang dan mak lang di kampung sudah mengubah gaya hidup mereka. Jika saya hadir ke forum yang seperti itu, saya ingin bertanya soalan, tapi soalan yang belum 'dijakimkan' , "Apakah agama ini dihantar oleh Allah untuk menghukum manusia bawahan dan menghalalkan yang lain tidur dalam kekenyangan dan kemewahan?" Sebelum harga minyak naik, telah sekian lama mereka yang berada di teratak usang itu menjimat makan dan pakai. Saban hari mereka mengira belanja untuk memboleh mereka terus hidup pada kala negara dunia belum menghadapi krisis harga minyak.



Pembaziran
Saya tidak mahu membicarakan tentang kenaikan harga minyak dari sudut perjalanan ekonomi antarabangsa. Telah banyak pakar-pakarnya bicarakan. Tapi saya ingin bincangkan tentang soal pembaziran dan jimat-cermat. Ya, memang Islam memusuhi pembaziran. Bahkan al-Quran tidak pernah mempersaudarakan antara mana-mana pembuat dosa dengan syaitan, melainkan mereka yang membazirkan. Allah menyebut dalam al-Quran: (maksudnya): "Dan berikanlah kepada kaum keluargamu, dan orang miskin serta orang musafir akan haknya masing-masing; dan janganlah engkau membazir dengan pembaziran yang melampau. Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang membazir itu adalah saudara-saudara syaitan, sedang syaitan itu pula sangat kufur kepada Tuhannya". (Surah al-Isra: 26-27). Demikianlah Allah persaudarakan pembazir dengan syaitan. Kesan pembaziran sangat besar. Lihat negara kita yang kaya dengan berbagai hasil. Sepatutnya kita akan tetap kukuh dan setiap rakyat akan menikmati kekayaan ini dengan adilnya. Namun, disebabkan pembaziran, harta negara yang sepatutnya dapat dimakan puluhan tahun, tetapi surut mendadak dalam masa beberapa tahun. Maka, yang patut mendapat bantuan dan hak, tidak cukup untuk sampai kepadanya. Barang keperluan pula bertukar menjadi mahal. Pembaziran memusnahkan kehidupan rakyat bawahan dan menghalang hak yang sepatutnya sampai kepada mereka. Maka betapa wajar untuk para pembazir itu dipersaudarakan dengan syaitan. Apatah lagi dalam banyak keadaan, pembaziran itu lahir dari keangkuhan dan kesombongan. Sifat-sifat itulah jua yang menjadi asas kepada kekufuran syaitan.

Soalannya, mengapakah apabila kita membicarakan tentang pembaziran, kita hanya terbayang orang-orang bawahan di kampung ataupun bandar. Jika kita ingin meminta supaya setiap warga negara ini berjimat dan jangan membazir, maka bermulalah daripada atas. Bukan sekadar untuk mengenakan si miskin yang sekian lama telah berjimat dan sudah tidak tahu apa yang hendak dijimatkan lagi. Mengapa kita hanya terbayang rakyat yang berada dalam rumah persendirian dan berbelanja dengan wang poketnya yang sudah lelah? Kita sepatutnya terlebih meneliti semula bagaimana perbelanjaan yang menggunakan harta negara dan rakyat yang sedang berjalan di istana-istana, kediaman-kediaman rasmi kerajaan di peringkat negara dan negeri? Apakah wajar di kala ini keraian untuk orang-orang besar sama ada sultan atau menteri begitu mewah? Makanan yang dihidangkan untuk mereka, harga satu meja kadang-kala boleh dimakan oleh ratusan rakyat bawahan. Karpet yang dipijak oleh mereka harganya ribuan bungkusan nasi yang dimakan oleh 'orang biasa'. Apakah patut pada saat yang sebegini, ada istana atau kediaman rasmi menteri yang hendak ditambahmewahkan? Apakah patut orang-orang besar ini diraikan dengan hiburan atau pertunjukan dan konsert yang menelan puluhan ribu ringgit sempena sesuatu kunjungan mereka? Wang itu, wang negara. Wang itu, wang rakyat. Apakah dalam masa yang sebegini mereka masih mendapat peruntukan untuk bersantai, bermain golf dan 'berhiburan' dengan menggunakan wang rakyat bawahan yang disuruh menjimatkan nasi lemak dan air kopi mereka? Pembaziran sebegini lebih rapat menjadi saudara syaitan dibanding wang persendirian yang dibelanjakan. Meminjam falsafah al-Imam al-Nawawi yang saya sebutkan tadi, jika orang atasan telah benar-benar berjimat, maka wajarlah untuk dikurangkan subsidi rakyat. Al-Nawawi telah dibuang negeri kerana enggan bersekongkol dengan perkara yang seperti ini. Namun, jika itu tidak dilakukan, ulama bukan burung kakak tua. Saya mengambil risiko menulis hal ini. Tanggungjawab di hadapan Allah lebih besar daripada segala- galanya. Para ulama dahulu jauh lebih mulia, tidak dibandingkan kedaifan saya ini. Pun mereka telah menunaikan tanggungjawab al-Amr bil Ma'ruf dan al-An- Nahy 'an al-Munkar ini. Semoga Allah menimbang tinta para ulama dengan darah para syuhada.



Telah berlaku tahun kesusahan dan kelaparan yang amat sangat di Semenanjung Arab pada zaman Amirul Mukminin 'Umar bin al-Khattab. Dikenali dengan 'Am al- Ramadah kerana seakan bagaikan warna ramad atau abu disebabkan kekurangan hujan, warna tanah dan warna kulit manusia yang bertukar disebabkan kekeringan. Ini berlaku pada antara tahun 17H dan 18H selama sembilan bulan. Amirul Mukminin telah berhempas pulas menguruskan harta negara ketika itu bagi mengatasi kesusahan rakyat. Di samping kecemerlangan pengurusan, yang ingin disebutkan di sini kecemerlangan pendirian dan sikap. Ibn Jarir al-Tabari meriwayatkan bahawa 'Umar bin al-Khattab tidak memakan pada tahun berkenaan lemak haiwan, susu dan daging sehingga orang ramai dapat memakannya. Barangan makanan berkurangan di pasar. Pada suatu hari pekerjanya dapat membeli untuknya lemak dan susu namun dengan harga yang agak tinggi. 'Umar enggan makan bahkan berkata: "Engkau telah menyebabkan lemak dan susu menjadi mahal, sedekahkan kedua-duanya, aku bencikan pembaziran. Bagaimana aku dapat memahami keadaan rakyat jika tidak mengenaiku apa yang mengenai mereka?" (Al-Tabari, 2/358, Beirut: Dar al-Fikr). Juga diriwayatkan bahawa suatu hari pada tahun berkenaan disembelih unta lalu dimasak dan dibahagikan kepada orang ramai. Lalu dicedok masakan itu untuk dihidangkan juga buat 'Umar. Tiba-tiba yang dicedok itu bahagian belakang unta dan hatinya. Lalu 'Umar bertanya: "Dari mana diperoleh ini?". Daripada unta yang kita sembelih hari ini. Kata 'Umar: "Oh! Alangkah buruknya aku ini sebagai pemimpin, jika aku memakan bahagiannya yang baik lalu aku berikan rakyat makan yang sisa" (Ibn Sa'd, al-Tabaqat al-Kubra, 3/312, Beirut: Dar Sadir).

Maka alangkah buruknya seorang presiden, atau sultan, atau raja, atau perdana menteri, atau menteri besar, atau menteri yang makan dengan mewah daripada peruntukan harta negara atau negeri sedangkan rakyatnya dalam kesusahan. Ketika rakyat membilang butiran beras, helaian ringgit untuk persekolahan anak, keperitan membayar sewa rumah, api dan air, sementara mereka yang berkuasa ini pula menghadiri jamuan negara dan negeri itu dan ini. Bermewahan dengan pertunjukan dan hiburan dari peruntukan wang negara. Kemudian bercuti rehat, tanpa rakyat ketahui apakah kepenatannya untuk rakyat. Kos cuti itu pula ditanggung oleh negara tanpa sebarang pulangan keuntungan buat rakyat. Alangkah zalim! Alangkah keji sikap yang sedemikian rupa. Saya kadang- kala begitu hairan apabila seseorang dianggap 'berjiwa rakyat', hanya kerana makan nasi yang dijamu oleh rakyat, atau masuk ke kampung mendukung anak rakyat untuk beberapa minit bagi membolehkan wartawan mengambil foto. Apakah itu dinamakan berjiwa rakyat? Jika hendak diiktiraf sebagai berjiwa rakyat, rasailah apa yang rakyat rasai. Orang seperti 'Umar bin al-Khattab lebih mulia daripada segala keturunan atau pangkat yang ada di kalangan manusia. Kemuliaannya telah diiktiraf oleh Allah dan Rasul-Nya. Dia ahli syurga dengan jaminan Allah dan Rasu-lNya sementara politiknya tidak ada saingan yang menggugatnya. Namun tetap amanah dan jujurnya terhadap rakyatnya. Merasai penderitaan rakyat. Beliau idola kepimpinan kita sepatutnya. Walaupun beliau tidak pernah menyuruh orang menyembah atau menjulangnya, namun beliau dipuja oleh sejarah dan diangkat oleh Allah.





Tanggungjawab
Kenaikan harga minyak menaikkan harga barang. Orang berpendapatan rendah menjadi mangsa. Agama berperanan untuk menyedarkan semua pihak tentang tanggungjawab terhadap rakyat. Dalam keadaan begini, antara perkara pertama yang patut dibentang kepada rakyat adalah pengurusan kemasukan dan pengagihan zakat. Zakat yang mungkin sampai kepada peringkat bilion ringgit di seluruh negara mesti diagihkan secara telus dan bijaksana. Mengapa masih ada fakir miskin yang bagaikan meminta sedekah kepada pihak yang menguruskan zakat? Mengapa program televisyen lebih menjumpai si miskin dibanding pihak yang menguruskan zakat? Mengapa zakat masih berbaki dengan begitu banyak setiap tahun sedangkan kemiskinan masih banyak? Mengapa pihak yang menguruskan zakat kelihatan bertambah mewah, sementara yang patut menerima hak kelihatannya bertambah letih dengan keadaan sekarang? Pada masa inilah peranan zakat bagi memastikan setiap yang memerlukan memperolehinya tanpa kerenah birokrasi yang bukan-bukan. Jangan sampai untuk mendapat RM150 si miskin berulang alik berkali-kali dengan tambang sendiri, sementara yang mendakwa amil zakat mengisi minyak kereta dengan wang zakat atas nama amil! Ramai kata kita berjaya menguruskan zakat sebab kutipan yang tinggi. Saya katakan, pengurusan yang berjaya itu bukan sahaja kutipan semata, tetapi juga pengagihan secara telus, bijaksana dan bertanggungjawab.

Dalam usaha kerajaan menangani kemelut ekonomi hari ini, perkara-perkara yang disebutkan ini mestilah dipandang serius. Kejayaan sesebuah kerajaan menghayati penderitaan rakyat akan menjadikan mereka lebih disayangi dan disokong. Jika orang atas mengubah cara hidup, kita akan berkempen untuk semua agar mengubah cara hidup. Jika orang agama disuruh berkempen orang bawahan agar mengubah cara hidup, sementara melupai yang di atas, mereka sebenarnya cuba menjadikan agama sebagai candu agar seseorang melupai masalah yang sebenar.


Dr. Mohd. Asri Zainul Abidin

ialah Mufti Kerajaan Negeri Perlis."

monster said...

You have proven a very good point that only you would know as an adviser to Petronas

MalayJessyJames said...

Tun,

Qatar pun follow Tun nye cara. Qatar pegg Riyal vs USD

Qatar has recorded the highest inflation rates in the oilـrich Gulf region over the past three years mainly because of a sharp rise in food prices, soaring rents and a surge in projects caused by a sustained economic boom. Runaway materials costs and shortages are putting pressure on Qatar''s construction sector, threatening budget projections and raising the possibility of late delivery on some projects. With the Qatari riyal pegged to the U.S. dollar and falling strength of the US dollar against the euro has resulted in an increase in the price for imported building materials. We believe Qatar needs to proactively address all these to help its real economy to grow at good pace.

xXI-II-IXx said...

Yang Dikasihi Tun and fellow bloggers:

Somebody took the trouble to come out with this kinda analysis, you judge for yourself if it's worth reading.


Subject: Table count your new petrol price Rebate

WHAT IS NEVER MENTIONED IN Mainstream Media like NST/TheStar/ Utusan/BH are these facts....

Malaysian PerCapita Income USD 5000
VS
Singaporean PerCapita Income USD 25000

Further The Star made a comparison of prices in Thailand , Singapore and Indonesia ..

For Thailand it is quoted at RM3.90/liter, however are they aware that in Thailand new cars are cheaper than Malaysia by RM10,000? They pay only one life time for their driving license? No renewal fee after that? Also that goes for road tax as well? And do TheStar also aware that you can drive all the way from Hadtyai to Bangkok on a six lane highway without paying any Tolls ??!!

Whereas here in Malaysia you have to pay yearly renewal for road tax, driving license and TOLLS, TOLLS, TOLLS!!!

For Singapore how can you quote RM 5.20 ? Please quote in Singapore Dollars because they are earning in Sing Dollars. You might as well say Europeans are paying RM10/liter. RM5.20/liter = Sing $ 2.20/liter, still cheaper than Malaysia in view of fact that Singapore is not a crude oil exporter. Are you saying that you fill up petrol in Singapore by paying Ringgit?

In economy, dollar to dollar must be compared as apple to apple. Not comparing like durian in M'sia is much cheaper than durian in Japan !! Of course-lah, Japan is not durian producer!!! Comparing Malaysian durian with Thailand durian make more sense!!

For Indonesia we might say is cheaper there at RM2.07/liter but compare that to their level of income!

Now, let us compare the price with OIL PRODUCING countries:

UAE – RM1.19/litre
Eygpt – RM1.03/litre
Bahrain – RM0.87/litre
Qatar – RM0.68/litre
Kuwait – RM0.67/litre
Saudi Arabia – RM0.38/litre
Iran – RM0.35/litre
Nigeria – RM0.32/litre
Turkmenistan – RM0.25/litre
Venezuela – RM0.16/litre
MALAYSIA – RM2.70/litre


RM 2.70!!! Individual perspective:

As of last month a Toyota Vios would 'cause a damage' of about RM 89,000.
In the international market, a Toyota Vios is about USD 19,000
USD 19,000 = RM 62,700 (using the indicative rates of USD 1 = RM 3.30)
That makes Malaysian Vios owners pay an extra RM 26,300.

This RM 26,300 should be cost of operations, profit and tax because the transportation costs have been factored in to the USD 19,000.

RM 26,300/ RM625 petrol rebate per year translates to a Vios being used for 42.08 years.

I do understand that the RM 625 is a rebate given by the government, but it also means that one has to use the Vios for 42.08 years just to make back the amount paid in taxes for the usage of a foreign car. Would anyone use any kind of car for that long?

Now with these numbers in front of us, does the subsidy sound like a subsidy or does it sound like a penalty? This just seems to be a heavy increment in our daily cost of living as we are not only charged with high car taxes but also with a drastic increase in fuel price.

With all the numbers listed out, I urge all Malaysians to join me in analyzing the situation further.

Car taxation is government profit, fuel sales is Petronas' (GLC) profit which also translates into government profit. The government may ridicule us Malaysians by saying look at the world market and fuel price world wide. Please, we are Malaysians, we fought of the British, had a international port in the early centuries (Malacca), home to a racially mixed nation and WE ARE NOT STUPID!!!

We know the international rates are above the USD 130/barrel. We understand the fact that the fuel prices are increasing worldwide and we also know that major scientist are still contradicting on why this phenomenon is happening. Some blame Bush and his plunders around the world and some blame climate change and there are others which say petroleum 'wells' are getting scarce.

Again we go back to numbers to be more straight fwd

1 barrel = 159 liters x RM2.70/liter = RM 429 or USD 134

On 1 hand, we are paying the full cost of 1 barrel of crude oil with RM2.70 per liter but on the other hand the crude oil only produces 46% of fuel.

Msia sells crude oil per barrel at USD130 buys back Fuel per barrel at USD134. And not forgetting, every barrel of fuel is produced with 2 barrels of crude oil.

1 barrel crude oil = produce 46% fuel (or half of crude oil), therefore 2 barrel crude oil = approximately 1 barrel fuel

In other words, each time we sell 2 barrels of crude oil, equivalently we will buy back 1 barrel of fuel.


Financially, Malaysia sell 2 barrel crude oil @ USD 130/barrel = USD 260 = RM 858 then, Malaysia will buy back fuel @ USD 134/barrel = RM 442/barrel

Thus, Malaysia earn net extra USD 126 = RM 416 for each 2 barrel of crude sold/exported vs imported 1 barrel of fuel !!!

(USD 260-134 = USD 126 = RM416)

So where this extra USD 126/barrel income is channeled to by Malaysian Govt???????? ?

Another analysis:

1 barrel crude oil = 159 liters.
46-47% of a barrel of crude oil = fuel that we use in our vehicles.
46% of 159 = 73.14 liters. @ RM 2.70/liter x 73.14 liter = RM197.48 of fuel per barrel of crude oil. This is only 46% of the barrel, mind you. Using RM 3.30 = USD 1, we get that a barrel of crude oil produces USD 59.84 worth of petrol fuel (46% of 1barrel).

USD 59.84 of USD 130/barrel turns out to be 46% of a barrel as well.

Another 54% = bitumen, kerosene, and natural gases and so many more.

And this makes a balance of USD 70.16 that has not been accounted for.

So this is where I got curious. Where is the subsidy if we are paying 46% of the price of a barrel of crude oil when the production of petrol/barrel of crude oil is still only 46%?

In actual fact, we still pay for this as they are charged in the forms of fuel surcharge by airlines and road taxes for the building of road (because they use the tar/bitumen) and many more excuse charging us but let us just leave all that out of our calculations.

As far as I know, only the politicians who live in Putra jaya and come for their Parliament meetings in Kuala Lumpur (approximately 60+ km) are the ones to gain as they claim their fuel and toll charges from the money of the RAKYAT's TAX.

It is so disappointing to see this happen time and time again to the Malaysian public, where they are deceived by the propaganda held by the politicians and the controls they have over the press.

Which stupid idiot economist equates rebates for rich or poor with the cc of the vehicles? An average office clerk may own a second hand 1300cc proton Iswara costing $7,000 (rebate = $625) while the Datuk's children can own a fleet of 10 new cars of BMW, Audi and Volvo all less than 2000cc costing $2 millions and get a total rebate of $625 x 10 = $6,250! Wow what kind of economists we are keeping in Malaysia ...wonder which phD certificate that they bought from...

Misleading concept of Subsidy:

The word "subsidy" has been brandished by the BN government as if it has so generously helped the rakyat and in doing so incurred losses. This simple example will help to explain the fallacy:

Example:

Ahmad is a fisherman. He sells a fish to you at $10 which is below the market value of $15. Let's assume that he caught the fish from the abundance of the sea at little or no cost. Ahmad claims that since the market value of the fish is $15 and he sold you the fish for $10, he had subsidised you $5 and therefore made a loss of $5.

Question : Did Ahmad actually make a profit of $10 or loss of $5 which he claimed is the subsidy?

Answer:

Ahmad makes a profit of $10 which is the difference of the selling price ($10) minus the cost price ($0 since the fish was caught from the abundance of the sea). There is no subsidy as claimed by Ahmad.

The BN government claims that it is a subsidy because the oil is kept and treated as somebody else's property (you know who). By right, the oil belongs to all citizens of the country and the government is a trustee for the citizens. So as in the above simple example, the BN government cannot claim that it has subsidised the citizen!

Tun Yang Dikasihi, semoga sentiasa sihat dan dilimpahi rahmat olehNya.

Wassalam

stringer said...

MENGAPAKAH SITUASI INI BLH BERLAKU DI SAAT PENTADBIRAN PAK LAH??DAN MENGAPAKAH BANYAK BERLAKU KEJADIAN-KEJADIAN YANG TAK DI INGINI...SEPERTI KEKALAHAN SEBILANGAN AHLI POLITIK UMNO DALAM PILIHAN RAYA BARU-BARU INI DAN BANYAK BERLAKU RUSUHAN,HARGA MINYAK NAIK,HARGA BARANG NAIK DAN LAIN-LAIN..

LoxxSanieY said...

Can a family man with Salary RM3,000 survive in Malaysia

Let's do some simple calculations here.

In Malaysia, the average family income is RM3,000 /month (where father works, mother doesn't).

I understand there are many families whose monthly income does not reach RM3,000,but, to make things simple,let's take RM3,000 as the figure. Ok lah, right?

Okay, let's start rolling with a family which has Papa, Mama, 1 daughter and 1 son. Ngam-ngam ....

Calculation starts...

Electricity and water bill: RM100

No air-con, No home theatre, No water heater ... ok?)


Phone bill ( Telekom): RM100


Meals for a happy family: RM775

(3 meals on RM25/day, RM25 for 4 persons...?)


Papa makan / teh-tarik during working hrs: RM155

(RM5/day, RM5 ... can eat what?)


Car repayment: RM400

(A proton saga aeroback, 7 yrs repayment)


Petrol (living in city, traffic-jam) : RM300

(go to work, bring son to school,
only can afford one car running)


Insurance: RM650

(kids, wife and myself)


House repayment: RM750

(low cost housing repayment for 30 yrs, retired still have to work to pay!)


Tuition: RM80

got that cheap meh? i don't think so)


Older children pocket money @ school: RM20

RM1/day, eat bread?)


School fees: RM30

(enough ah?)


School books and etc: RM100

(always got extra to pay in school)


Younger children milk powder: RM50

(cannot have the DHA, BHA, PHA one, expensive)


Miscellaneous: RM100

(shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet paper)


Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so...

No Astro,

no movie @ cinema,

no DVD,

no CD,

no online,

cannot KFC,

cannot McDonald,

cannot go Park walk during weekend (petrol expensive),

no chit chat on phone with grandparents, and etc...


Let's use a calculator to total up... WALAO EH! Shit!

RM3,610 already...

EPF belum potong, income tax lagi........ oledi RM3,610 ....

How to survive lah tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekalian ???

Our Deputy Prime Minister asked us to change lifestyle?

How to change? Don't eat? Don't work? Don't send children to school and study?

Besides that, I believe in Malaysia population, there are millions of rakyat Malaysia which still don't earn RM3,000/month! !!

What is this? Inilah Malaysia Boleh... Sorry ... it should be Malaysians Boleh , because we're still alive and kicking!!

Our politicians must be mad!!!!

No wonder so many Ah Loong around lah....

Renung-renungkan lah……But Ah Loong is not a good solution for your financial problem…he he he.

syahyasofina said...

salam Tun....
apa dah jadi dgn negara kita sekarang.... semua kos meningkat....
sepatutnya kerajaan membela nasib rakyat...tp sekarang sudah terbalik kerajaan memerah memijak rakyat..... APA DAH JADI NIE....
kenapalah paklah takda perancangan langsung.............WAKe UP......MALAYSIAN.....

Sudan said...

Salam Tun,

Pak Lah tak pernah fikir nasib rakyat di pedalaman Sarawak yg selama ini begitu setia menyokong BN. Kami di Ba Kelalan dan Bario membeli minyak dengan harga RM6 - RM8 seliter, mee maggi RM6 sepeket, secawan kopi RM3, tong gas RM180. Pernah tak Pak Lah fikirkan kesengsaraan kami? kami rindu dengan Tun!

Shammursaleen said...

~ 70 billion Malaysia (petronas) pocketed the government. Then this must be a joke for raising oil price. Y a joke, think about this. Old days, kampung people have their own mata air well at the backyard of their houses, then they have to pay to drink it? at the same time making money from selling the water to others. Like us, we are producing + selling and making billions in profit but yet price is pledging to market? we should have lowest, because we are making profit not LOST.. hello!!! Are we using funds correctly. For mega project.. mmm..? dont think so. We owned the oil price not following it

NN Ikhlas Trading said...

Mari kita ramai ramai naik basikal, utk mengurangkan penggunaan minyak...

Nazri

Zubli Zainordin said...

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, semakin ramai yang mula nampak apa yang Tun nampak.

Sikap dan kepemimpinan Abdullah Ahmad Badawi serta kerajaannya kini sedang melakukan suatu tindakan dan pelaksanaan yang merugikan kerajaan, rakyat dan negara.

Tanpa wawasan yang jelas, dan satu program menyeluruh untuk membina rakyat Malaysia dan memajukan negara Malaysia, bukan dikatakan generasi sekarang sahaja, malah nasib generasi akan datang juga gelap.

Dari sudut ekonomi, taburan billion sana dan sini yang sedang dilakukan oleh Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sekarang, kepada beberapa negeri dapat senyapkan mereka yang bising, tetapi belum membantu ke semua negeri itu maju.

Sementara itu Menteri yang setia kepada Abdullah Ahmad Badawi bolehlah bermain-main sesekali naik kenderaan awam untuk mendapat publisiti media.

Namun bermain-mainlah, jika tidak sedar daan diusahakan dengan ikhlas dan betul-betul, kelak betul-betul Menteri pun akan berjalan kaki ke pejabat sehingga PRU 13.

Tidak percaya?

Apa yang dilihat sekarang Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sedang menarik dan memindahkan sebahagian bebanan global ke atas kerajaannya, dan bila kerajaan terus terbeban, rakyat dan negara Malaysia akan mula tertekan ke atas generasi sekarang dan generasi akan datang.

Bolehkah ada pemimpin lain yang serious dan bergerak mengusahakan satu rumusan penyelesaian dan program menyeluruh yang menyelamatkan generasi sekarang dan generasi akan datang, tanpa mengira apa keadaan di peringkat global.

Zubli Zainordin said...

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, ada yang merasakan Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dan para menterinya perlu merasai hidup dengan pendapatan RM 1,000 sebulan, dari sekarang hingga 1 Januari 2009.

Sebab Abdullah Ahmad Badawi bila bercakap keprihatinannya kepada setiap rakyat lembut gigi dari lidah.

Begitu juga dengan Shahrir Samad, bukan main lagi bila bercakap, memang macam pandai sangat mengemukakan hujjah.

Namun berbeza jadinya bila masing-masing hidup semacam rakyat.

Contohnya:

"Tracking the system: Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad arriving at the Express Rail Link station in Putrajaya yesterday, the second day he was trying public transport from his home in Jalan Tunku in Kuala Lumpur to his office in Putrajaya. His verdict after two days? “It’s not so convenient since there is no bus connection from my house to KL Sentral to take the ERL to Putrajaya. My wife has to send me to KL Sentral and my driver picks me up in Putrajaya. He will be bringing the matter up in the Cabinet today. Shahrir is a frequent user of ERL to KLIA.

Ada gambarnya naik kenderaan yang rakyat biasa naik, di sini:

http://shahrir-umno.umnojb.com.my/main.php?i=berita&berita=1295

Hahahahaha!

dr.anonymous said...

salam...
1.obvious sangat ni bukan tu..so tak payah la panggil dia tun..ok??.. sebab kalau tun hanya tahu sedikit je pasal petronas tu aneh..sebab tun selalu berbicara pasal petornas..ok... macam ni, ada yang sya setuju dengan penulis tapi, ingat tindakan kerajaan buat macam tu adalah untuk mengawal pengeluaran minyak, kerana dari petornas sendiri, kalau minyak di guna terus, dalam jangka masa 10 tahun lagi minyak malaysia akan habis....semua org terkejut dengan fenomena ini..betol, saya sendiri terkejut...malah, sebagai rakyat malaysia, saya juga merasakan keperitan yang sama.. tapi cuba lah berfikir secara rasional..

Ruz said...

HARGA SILING UNTUK PETROL!!!

Mustahil kah? Harga siling untuk ayam, beras, gula, tepung boleh dizahirkan, mengapa tidak untuk petrol?

Malaysia hari ni masih boleh mengeluarkan jumlah hasil petroleum yang mencukupi untuk kegunaan rakyat (sekurang-kurangnya sehingga 2010). Malaysia hari ni mengeluarkan 650,000 tong sehari. Pada tahap penggunaan 400,000 tong sehari maka kita mampu mengeksport 250,000 tong sehari.

Ini penyelesaian saya...

Hari ini minyak yang dikeluarkan di Malaysia diniagakan mengikut harga pasaran antarabangsa iaitu sekitar USD 130 setong dengan kos pengeluaran USD 30 setong (tidak termasuk kos memproses kepada final product). Sekiranya hasil minyak bagi penggunaan dalam negara dikawal dengan harga siling dan tidak bersandarkan pada harga pasaran maka harga pasaran dalam negara boleh dikawal.

Contohnya :

Pada kos pengeluaran USD30 setong, jika ia dijual semula untuk pasaran dalam negara pada harga USD60 setong, Petronas dan lain2 syarikat minyak dalam Malaysia secara kasarnya masih untung 100%!!! Maka pada harga jualan USD60 setong dan bukannya USD130 setong maka kos pengeluaran dapat dikawal dan harga pasaran petrol masih dapat berada diparas yang mampu diserap oleh rakyat.

Saya mencadangkan formula ini digunakan pakai bagi mengawal harga produk berasaskan petrol dan diesel dalam negara. Bagi hasil minyak yang dieksport maka sewajarnya kita menjual mengikut harga pasaran yang diramal bakal mencecah USD250 setong sedikit hari lagi. Maka tidak perlu kita risau tentang harga minyak bakal mencecah RM4 seliter kelak!

Adalah tidak wajar jika Petronas dibebankan dan dipertanggungjawabkan untuk menyerap segala kos kenaikan harga minyak melalui subsidi. Adalah lebih adil jika kerajaan dapat mewujudkan satu mekanisme kawalan harga, yang menetapkan bahawa semua pengeluaran hasil minyak dari perut bumi Malaysia tidak kira digerudi oleh Petronas, Shell mahupun Exxon Mobil perlu dijual pada harga siling bagi pasaran dalam negara. Dan tetapkan juga kouta unit penjualan minimum bagi setiap syarikat sebelum hasil selebihnya dibenarkan untuk dieksport.

Dengan mengguna pakai formula ini, kerajaan dapat menjimatkan subsidi (mungkin tidak perlu lagi subsisi), syarikat petroleum masih membuat untung dan tidak rugi dan nilai pendapatan rakyat dapat ditingkatkan atau secara tidak langsungnya boleh dikatakan bebanan hidup rakyat akan terlerai.

Kajian lebih terperinci perlu segera dilakukan, oleh badan bebas bukan oleh agensi kerajaan yang tidak efisyen. Jika boleh diterima pakai maka laksanakanlah sesegera mungkin, kita memerlukan total solution. Jangan bandingkan harga petrol dengan Singapura yang bukan pengeluar minyak, ia umpama membanding harga rambutan di Jepun yang bukan pengeluar rambutan!

-Cetusan Minda Rakyat-
www.ikhlasmalaysia.blogspot.com

Zubli Zainordin said...

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saya tertarik dengan logika komen Ruz.

Ini benar, kerana Ruz berniat ikhlas dan mahu berkongsi satu matematika yang benar untuk rakyat dan negara.

Jika kita ke You Tube, begitu banyak sekali pandangan anak muda, untuk kemajuan Malaysia, jauh lebih baik daripada para Menteri Kabinet.

Persoalan di sini ialah niat yang ikhlas dan komitmen yang betul untuk melaksanakannya.

Tetapi, maklumat mulai terdedah sekarang ini akan tujuan kenapakah harga minyak petrol dan diesel dinaikkan oleh Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Kemungkinan ada kebenaran bahawa kenaikan ini sudahpun dirancang sejak sebelum PRU 12.

Tetapi oleh kerana keputusan PRU 12 yang di luar jangka, jadi keputusan dicapai untuk menaikkan setinggi mungkin harga petrol dan diesel semasa Abdullah Ahmad Badawi masih lagi berkuasa.

Pemain wayang di kalangan para menteri pun timbul menjalankan kerja mereka mengelabui masyarakat melalui media utama.

Tetapi kenapa minyak dikatakan Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, tidak naik lagi tahun ini. 2008.

Sebelum ini si Abdullah Ahmad Badawi ini kata, "bila minyak di pasaran dunia naik, harga minyak Malaysia naik, begitu juga bila minyak di pasaran dunia turun, harga minyak di Malaysia turun. Tetapi subsidi 30 sen itu tidak berubah".

Premis Abdullah Ahmad Badawi itu salah.

Tetapi, oleh kerana sekarang jelas bahawa Abdullah Ahmad Badawi akan bertanding Presiden UMNO Disember 2008, maka harga minyak petrol dan diesel diputuskan supaya tidak naik tahun ini.

Sudah menang Disember 2008 kelak, andai begitulah ya, siap lah kita.

Bayangkanlah, berapa tinggi Abdullah Ahmad Badawi akan naikkah harga petrol dan diesel, dengan bergantung kepada angka minyak di pasaran dunia USD 200 setong.

Siapa yang berani berkata apa?

Usah terkejutlah ketika itu jika nasik lemak bungkus di gerai tepi jalan RM 7.50 sebungkus kecil.

Para menteri tak apalah, elaun keraian pun boleh dah makan macam-macam.

Produktiviti2008 said...

Salam, Ayahanda Tun

Sesapa boleh keluarkan senarai harga minyak dikalangan negara pengeluar minyak termasuk Malaysia ?

Dah bosan asyik dengar dan tengok perbandingan dengan negera2 bukan pengeluar

Kalau duk kampung bolelah...tanam sayur2....ubi ke...ni duk apartmen...

tolong ye...sesapa ade maklumat camni....

Salam Tun....jaga diri

Crazy Jang said...

Salam Tun,

Please tell us that you regret of handing the power to our current PM... so we can share your sadness as well...

So sad that Malaysia is currently lead by a man that has no vision....

Dakjaat said...

kalau tiap bulan harga petrol naik, alamatnya PRU akan datang, Pak lah akan dibinasakan habis-habisan....

Zubli Zainordin said...

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, I have always enjoyed surfing the internet.

If you have noticed I am always spending precious moments here at your blog, sensing what boom you are sounding here.

Else where and here too there have been a network of friendships especially individuals sharing common interest.

Earlier, I read about Email growth dissemination.

Some leaders may feel that this is not an effective move, because they still control the media.

But, email can grow and expand so fast, the ones being hurt can revert the pain to those causing it in the first place.

Please read this, and do tell me, am I saying what is actually happening within this bloggosphere.

*Petronas urges public not to join e-mail campaign

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas has urged the public not to join an e-mail campaign to boycott its products because it will not affect fuel prices.

Its president and chief executive officer Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Marican said Petronas was not the largest retailer of fuel in the country as it only has about 800 stations nationwide.

“Any form of boycott will only hurt the station owners, the small and medium-seized enterprises that supply the stations with their products and the shareholders of Petronas Dagangan – many of whom are pensioners,” he said in an interview.*

True, but a part of this society or e-community, they are good citizen who will do no such thing, until when each is being hurt with the sudden and drastic increase of the price of petrol and diesel recently.

K Firdaus said...

Assalamu'alaikum..

Dearest Tun,

soalan pertama, kenapa Tun bersara in the first place? Ever since Tun bersara, Malaysia dalam keadaan teruk sekali. Biar saya beri pendapat saya dalam hal harga minyak ini. Sejak krisis ekonomi 1997, Tun telah menghadapi penyanggak matawang dan membawa Malaysia keluar dengan selamatnya. Dalam krisis harga minyak, tidak dinafikan ada golongan yang terlibat dalam krisis matawang dulu telah memainkan peranan dalam memanipulasi harga minyak sedunia ini. Umum mengetahui, pasaran di New York merupakan pasaran hadapan bagi sebut harga minyak untuk bulan akan datang. (future market)
Masalahnya sekarang, tidak ada seorang pemimpin yang lantang bersuara menentang golongan manipulasi ini, kita perlukan seorang seperti Tun, yang mana, Tun telah bersuara dengan lantangnya mengenai penyanggak matawang sewaktu krisis matawang dulu. Nak harapkan PM sekarang, flip-flop bolehle, hari ini cakap lain, esok cakap lain, macamana satu dunia nak percaya? Kita perlukan seorang pemimpin seperti Tun untuk mengharungi krisis harga minyak dan krisis bekalan makanan sedunia yang kita hadapi sekarang.

Kedua, berdasarkan laporan dalam Utusan Malaysia pada 14hb Jun, halaman 2, ada kesangsian dalam penentuan pasaran harga minyak? Kenapa kita harus bergantung kepada sebutharga dari kilang penapis di singapura? Mengikut Tun, kita mengguna 450,000 tong, dan selebihnya diekspot, seharusnya kita mempunyai kuasa dalam menentukan harga minyak. Ini tidak, mengikut laporan Utusan Malaysia tersebut. Adakah kita mengekspot semua minyak mentah kita ke singapura, dan mengimpot kembali minyak yang ditapis semula? Adakah sebab itu, kita terpaksa bergantung kepada sebutharga dari kilang penapis di Singapura? Adakah wujud konspirasi antara kerajaan Malaysia dengan Singapura?

Wassalam

Tiger JHL said...

Salam Tun,

Ramai orang Melayu yg saya temui sekarang, sudah tidak ambil peduli lagi perihal UMNO & barisan kepimpinan Kerajaan sekarang..mereka seperti berdendam dan hanya berkata, "..sama-sama kita tunggu PRU 13 nanti!!".

Pada minggu minyak telah diumumkan naik secara mendadak & mengejut pula, saya & isteri telah membuat keputusan untuk terpaksa menggugurkan anak di kandungan isteri (yg berusia 2 bulan) kerana pastilah kami tidak mampu menanggung kos sara hidup yg semakin meningkat & menekan rakyat bawahan, terutamanya di bandar Kuala Lumpur ini..sebelum pilihanraya dulu, lain janjinya!!

Terima kasih Pak Lah!!!

citrus_medica said...

Assalamualaikum & Good Day to All,

PETRONAS' STAFF SALARY & BONUS

1) The salaries paid to PETRONAS' employees are not as high as people think. At best, they are just industry average. And these are not attractive enough for some who left PETRONAS to find work at other companies (mainly from the Middle East) which are willing to pay more. Why do they pay more? The oil and gas industry worldwide has been facing acute shortage of qualified or experienced personnel, so most companies are willing to pay lots of money to entice and pinch staff from their competitors.

Bonus? There has NEVER been a bonus amounting to 6 months or 12 months throughout the 33 years. On average, it is 2 months. But don't ever think we don't deserve it. We more than deserve it. A lot of us work really hard, some in the most extreme of conditions. Those who have been to and worked in northern Sudan, for example, would testify that it's like working in a huge blower oven. Southern Sudan, on the other hand, is almost all swamps and mud. Imagine having to go through that kind of heat, or waddling in muddy swamps, day in and day out.

QUALITY OF CRUDE & REFINED PRODUCTS

2) Malaysia produces about 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day (and about 100,000 barrels condensate). Of this crude volume, 339,000 barrels are refined locally for local consumption. The rest is exported (and yes, because it has lower sulphur content it fetches higher prices).

Malaysia also imports about 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day, mainly from the Middle East, to be refined here. This crude oil contains higher sulphur and is less expensive (so the country gains more by exporting our crudes). In Malaysia, this crude is processed by PETRONAS at its second refinery in Melaka, and also by Shell at its Port Dickson refinery.

Different refineries are built and configurated to refine different types of crude. And each crude type yields different percentage of products (diesel, gasoline, kerosene, cooking gas etc) per barrel.

But most importantly, products that come out at the end of the refining process have the same good quality regardless of the crude types. That's why PETRONAS, Shell and Exxon Mobil share the same pipeline to transport the finished products from their refineries to a distribution centre in the Klang Valley. The three companies collect the products at this centre accordingly to be distributed to their respective distribution networks. What makes PETRONAS' petrol different from Shell's, for example, is the additive that each company adds.

PETRONAS' ROLE, FUNCTION & CONTRIBUTION

3) A lot of people also do not understand the role and function of PETRONAS, which is essentially a company, a business entity, which operates on a commercial manner, to mainly generate income and value for its shareholder. In this case, PETRONAS' shareholder is the Government.

In 1974, when PETRONAS was set up, the Government gave PETRONAS RM10 million (peanuts, right?) as seed capital. From 1974 to 2007, PETRONAS made RM570 billion in accumulated profits, and returned to the Government a total of RM335.7 billion. That is about 65% of the profits. That means for every RM1 that PETRONAS makes, 65 sen goes back to the Government.

Last year, PETRONAS made a pre-tax profit of RM86.8 billion. The amount given back to the Government (in royalty, dividends, corporate income tax, petroleum products income tax and export duty) was RM52.3 billion. The rest of the profit was used to pay off minority interests and taxes in foreign countries (about RM7.8 billion - PETRONAS now operates in more than 30 countries), and the remaining RM26.7 billion was reinvested. The amount reinvested seems a lot, but the oil and gas industry is technology- and capital-intensive. Costs have gone up exponentially in the last couple of years. Previously, to drill a well, it cost about US$3 million; now it costs US$7 million. The use of rigs was US$200,000 a day a couple of years ago; now it costs US$600,000 a day.

A lot of people also do not realise that the amount returned by PETRONAS to the Government makes up 35% of the Government's total annual income, to be used by the Government for expenditures, development, operations, and yes, for the various subsidies. That means for every RM1 the Government makes, 35 sen is contributed by PETRONAS.

So, instead of asking what happens to PETRIONAS' money or profits, people should be questioning how the money paid by PETRONAS to the Government is allocated.

CRUDE EXPORTS & FUEL PRICES

4) A lot of people also ask, why Malaysia exports its crude oil. Shouldn't we just stop exporting and sell at cheaper prices to local refiners? If Malaysia is an oil exporting country, why can't we sell petrol or diesel at cheaper prices like other oil producing countries in the Middle East?

I guess I don't have to answer the first couple of questions. It's simple economics, and crude oil is a global commodity.

Why can't we sell petrol and diesel at lower prices like in the Middle East? Well, comparing Saudi Arabia and other big producers to Malaysia is like comparing kurma to durian, because these Middle Eastern countries have much, much, much bigger oil and gas reserves.

Malaysia has only 5.4 billion barrels of oil reserves, and about 89 trillion cubic feet of gas. Compare that to Saudi Arabia's 260 billion barrels of oil and 240 trillion cubic feet of gas.

Malaysia only produces 600,000 barrels per day of oil. Saudi Arabia produces 9 million barrels per day. At this rate, Saudi Arabia's crude oil sales revenue could amount to US$1.2 billion per day! At this rate, it can practically afford almost everything -- free education, healthcare, etc, and subsidies -- for its people.

But if we look at these countries closely, they have in the past few years started to come up with policies and strategies designed to prolong their reserves and diversify their income bases. In this sense, Malaysia (and PETRONAS) has had a good head start, as we have been doing this a long time.

Fuel prices in Malaysia is controlled by the Government based on a formula under the Automatic Pricing Mechanism introduced more than a couple of decades ago. It is under this mechanism that the complex calculation of prices is made, based on the actual cost of petrol or diesel, the operating costs, margin for dealers, margin for retail oil companies (including PETRONAS Dagangan Bhd) and the balancing number of duty or subsidy. No retail oil companies or dealers actually make money from the hike of the fuel prices. Oil companies pay for the products at market prices, but have to sell low, so the Government reimburses the difference -- thus subsidy.

Subsidy as a concept is OK as long as it benefits the really deserving segment of the population. But there has to be a limit to how much and how long the Government should bear and sustain subsidy. An environment where prices are kept artificially low indefinitely will not do anyone any good. That's why countries like Indonesia are more pro-active in removing subsidies. Even Vietnam (which is a socialist country, by the way) is selling fuel at market prices.

PETRONAS & TRANSPARENCY

5) I feel I also need to say something on the allegation that PETRONAS is not transparent in terms of its accounts, business transactions etc.

PETRONAS is first and foremost a company, operating under the rules and regulations of the authorities including the Registrar of Companies, and the Securities Commission and Bursa Malaysia for its listed four subsidiaries (PETRONAS Dagangan Bhd, PETRONAS Gas Bhd, MISC Bhd and KLCC Property Holdings Bhd.

PETRONAS the holding company produces annual reports which are made to whomever wants them, and are distributed to many parties and places; including to the library at the Parliament House for perusal and reading pleasure of all Yang Berhormat MPs (if they care to read). PETRONAS also makes the annual report available on its website, for those who bother to look. The accounts are duly audited.

The website also contains a lot of useful information, if people really care to find out. Although PETRONAS is not listed on Bursa Malaysia, for all intents and purposes, it could be considered a listed entity as its bonds and financial papers are traded overseas. This requires scrutiny from investors, and from rating agencies such as Standard & Poor and Moody's.

BOYCOTT PETRONAS?

6) The last time I checked, this is still a democratic country, where people are free to spend their money wherever they like.

For those who like to see more of the money that they spend go back to the local economy and benefiting their fellow Malaysians, perhaps they should consider sticking to local products or companies.

For those who like to see that the money they spend go back to foreign shareholders of the foreign companies overseas, they should continue buying foreign products.

FINAL WORD (FOR TODAY)

I'm sorry this is rather long, but I just have to convey it. I hope this would help some of you out there understand something. The oil and gas industry, apart from being very capital intensive, is also very complex and volatile. I'm learning new things almost every single day.

SHAZ said...

citrus_medica,

Thank you for the explanation.
Im sure you know well what you have shared with all bloggers here.

Cant help but wonder the similarity in statement (person?!) in the local news today...

Wasallam

frank said...

How can we survive if remain like that, right? If rich nevermind la...Then how about the mimddle class and poor class.

Regard
Liew
http://varietiesinside.blogspot.com

K Firdaus said...

Assalamu'alaikum..

Dearest Tun..

Saya menulis setelah melihat komen-komen dan setelah mendengar komen tan sri hassan merican dan komen dari citrus_medica mengenai harga minyak.

Berdasarkan kepada laporan utusan malaysia pada 14hb Jun 2008 (salinan di http://kamalwap.multiply.com/journal/item/6/Utusan_Malaysia_14hb_Jun_2008
dan berdasarkan komen di laman blog Tun, dan di laman blog http://alastani.multiply.com/journal/item/90/Kickdefella_Rumusan_Penuh_Hal_Minyak_

saya dapat simpulkan masalah harga minyak di malaysia berpunca kepada Automatic Fuel Pricing (AFP) satu polisi yang lampok yang digubah berpuluh tahun lalu. Saya berpendapat, telah tiba masanya untuk polisi tersebut dirombak, dan saya berpendapat Tun wajar bersuara dengan lantangnya.

Terima Kasih, Tun.

cyberkiosk said...

Tun, dalam keadaan harga minyak yang naik melambung tinggi ni, saya cuba mencari alternatif lain seperti yang di lakukan oleh misalnya rakyat Amerika dan Erope di mana mereka menggunakan 'Brown Gas' (hydrogen) untuk penjimatan minyak sehingga 60%. Di Malaysia, saya lihat ada Blog sebegini seperti www.malaysiangreencar.wordpress.com dan www. cyberstokist.wordpress.com. Apa komen Tun mengenainya, kerana tak ada faedahnya kita kita mengeluh tak sudah sudah, baiklah kita fikirkan sesuatu yang positif dan leteral.

Mohd Syihan said...

Assalamualaikum Tun,

Saya terbaca artikel tentang alternatif bagi petrol dan diesel yang telah dikaji oleh pelajar universiti tempatan(UKM kalau tak silap)yang dikenali sebagai BIODIESEL. Produk ini berasaskan kelapa sawit.

Kenapa tidak dikomersialkan saja produk sebegini?

Pak Pandir said...

sia-sia je pak lah dibayar gaji ribu2 tapi tak leh pikir perkara kecik macam nie.

muslimah_262 said...

Aslmkm Tun,

Talking about OIL, I came across the following article in the Washington Post online, regarding the nomination of Paul Wolfowitz (Anwar's good friend) as World Bank President in 2005 ...quote-unquote..

"Statements from private environmental and aid organizations were largely hostile. The environmental group Greenpeace called it "a disaster to put the World Bank, which should be delivering sustainable development, into the hands of a man who clearly will put U.S. and oil industry interests first."

"ActionAid, a British- and South African-based aid organization, called the nomination "an unwelcome step." Referring to the selection system, Patrick Watt, a policy officer with the group, said in a statement that the announcement "speaks volumes for the need to reform a process which is neither transparent nor based on merit. . . . As well as lacking any relevant experience, he is a deeply divisive figure who is unlikely to move the Bank towards a more pro-poor agenda." ---unquote

The recent surge of 'verbal' attack on Petronas even though Petronas clearly does not decide oil prices, may be a long-term strategy by certain groups to eventually take over the OIL GIANT from the current management (which I say,had made the country proud) in a slightly different approach from the military-takeover of oil-rich Iraq and Afghan....but same vision and mission, I might add.

The following book is recommended:
THE HIGH PRIESTS OF WAR, author- Michael Collins Piper.****

Fikir-fikirkan lah...

Salaam

bismut said...

salam sejahtera Tun..

Pasal harga minyak naik nie cuma satu yg sa sangat tidak berpuas hati.

pengumuman harga yg tiba2 sahaja.Mula2 ckp paling2 pun bln 8 baru naik. Ini macam tsunami pla.

napa umum secara tiba-tiba?..kasi susah rakyat saja..!

oca said...

salam...

apa salahnya graduan pengajian islam belajar tentang ekonomi bila sudah ada tanggunjawab besar dalam suatu organisasi.
kalau tidak akan menyusahkan yang lain..
save us..plz..
we need truelly leader..not..
huhu

Hafiidzzul Nizal said...

Assalamualaikum Tun,

Saya bukanlah pandai sgt nak berkomen pasl hal hal begini terutama yg ada kaitan dgn politik. Saya akui minyak suatu hari akan naik harga, sy sdar sebagai rakyat malaysia di bawah 'tagging' Bumiputra suatau hari kerajaan akan tarik sumua subsidi.. kerna sampai bila bangsa Melayu akan maju kalau masih meminta dan mengharap bantuan kerajaan.?? ( apa akan jadi dengan org Melayu jika satu hari nanti DAP yang memerintah?? )

Tapi apa yang terjadi hari ini kerajaan seumpama nak lepaskan bontot sendiri...bayangkan minyak naik harga (maknanya subsidi di tarik) kononnya untuk digunakan bagi pembangunan kepada rakyat. untuk rakyat..tapi jika difikirkan..minyak naik sapa yg kena tanggung? semua rakyat terpaksa tanggung kenaikan harga minyak, pembangunan yg nak di jalankan kerajaan sapa yang dapat?? adakah semua rakyat dapat ? Kita adalah negara pengeluar minyak, Petronas adalah top 100 The richest company in the world. sekarang ni dah jadi macam perumpamaan "Org kampung bela ayam, sanggup jual telur ayam tuk beli ikan kering bagi anak anak makan.. sbb telur ayam lebih mahal." renungkan..
tindak tanduk kerajaan sekarang boleh disifatkan sebagai satu dendam kepada rakyat.Sbb kegagalan Bn menang 2/3 pilihanraya. BN nak tunjukkan pd rakyat di kelima negeri ni dan satu wilayah nie yang pemenrintah mereka sekarang tak dapat nak kotakan janji.Tapi impaknya seluruh rakyat malaysia menderita. Dalam media sekarang sana sini tunjuk rakyat masih sokong kerajaan, kami berdiri teguh belakang Pak Lah. Tapi kenapa tak pergi tanya penduduk Kampung kena tak siarkan suara rakyat yang membantah ni??
Pembahagian subsidi minyak juga pada saya agak kurang sempurna kerana bedasarkan cc kenderaan. Bayangkan seorang CEO company punayi 4 org anak, beliau mengunakan BMW sebiji and Mercides sebiji. Kemuadia kesemua anak nya dia belikan Myvy ( so ada 4 kereta bawah 2000cc)Patutkah dia mendapat subsidi tuk ke empat2 kereta tersebut? kalau dibandingkan denagn seorang petani ada 4 org anak dan punya sebuah kancil sahaja?? bagai man pulak bagi yang kaya punyai RX8(Mazda) atau pun Mini Couper? RX8 cuma 1.5cc and mini cooper cuma 1.3cc?? jadi keduaa buah kendderaan ini layak tuk dapat subsidi walaupun harga kenderaan itu mengjangkau ratusan ribu ringgit..?? Apa komen TUN??

azuwar said...

DEAR TUN YANG SAYA SAYANGI,

SAYA ADA SATU IDEA UNTUK MEMBANTU EKONOMI NEGARA SECARA MAKRO...

GDP= INVESTMENT+ GOVERNMENT SPENDING+ CONSUMPTION

APA KATA KITA TINGKATKAN FREQUENCY DUIT BERTUKAR TANGAN YAKNI 'VELOCITY' WANG DIDALAM NEGARA.BUKAN DENGAN 'CONSUMPTION' PEMPBELIAN BARANG2,TETAPI DENGAN PERTUBUHAN AMAL SEPERTI MERCY ATAU AIDS FOUNDATION ATAU MESJID2 SE MALAYSIA MENGUMPULKAN DANA DAN MEMBELANJAKAN NYA PADA PROJEK2 SEDEKAH.

CONTOH NYA NGO2 INI MEMBELI BERAS ATAU MEMBAIKI RUMAH2 ORANG MISKIN DAN SEBAGAINYA...

INI AKAN MEWUJUDKAN PUTARAN WANG DALAM NEGARA ATAU 'MONEY SPINNER' YANG AKAN MENAIKKAN KELAJUAN DUIT BERTUKAR TANGAN...CUMA BEZANYA IA AKAN PERGI KEPADA ORANG2 YANG SUSAH.

SUSULAN DARI INI DIHARAPKAN SYARIKAT2 YANG MENDAPAT KEUNTUNGAN AKAN MELABUR MEMBESARKAN PERNIAGAAN MEREKA DAN DIHARAP KAN
LAMBAKAN PELABURAN - AKAN MENINGKATKAN PRODUCTIVITY - DAN AKAN MENURUNKAN HARGA.

THIS CAN WORK FOR COMMODITY LIKE BERAS DAN SEBAGAINYA.

CREATE AN OVERSUPPLY OF MAKANAN ASAS AND HOPEFULLY BOLEH MENURUNKAN HARGA.

MUNGKIN TUN BOLEH CONTACT NGO2 INI..

KITA BOLEH CUBA TRY!

REGARDS,
AZUWAR.

mhc said...

Salam Tun,

"TERIMA KASIH PAK LAH KERANA MENAIKAN HARGA MINYAK SEKALIGUS MENYUSAHKAN HIDUP RAKYAT"

PAK LAH SUDAH BOLEH BELAH!

Love u Tun and will support u forever..

thedigitalshops.com said...

Salam Tun, semoga TUN dirahmati ALLAH selalu.

Apa kata kita guna AIR (HHO) ganti emas hitam ini....apa komen TUN?
Tq.

shah463 said...

salam sejahtera Tun,...

Semuga allah panjangkan usia Tun.

Su said...

After read your blog and with below e-mail received, indeed it is frustating and disappointed with the current government decision.

Malaysian PerCapita Income USD 5000
VS
Singaporean PerCapita Income USD 25000

Further The Star made a comparison of prices in Thailand , Singapore and
Indonesia .

For Thailand it is quoted at RM3.90/liter, however are they aware that in
Thailand new cars are cheaper than Malaysia by RM10,000? They pay only one
life time for their driving license? No renewal fee after that? Also that
goes for road tax as well? And do TheStar also aware that you can drive all
the way from Hadtyai to Bangkok on a six lane highway without paying any
Tolls ??!!

Whereas here in Malaysia you have to pay yearly renewal for road tax ,
driving license and TOLLS, TOLLS, TOLLS!!!

For Singapore how can you quote RM 5.20 ? Please quote in Singapore Dollars
because they are earning in Sing Dollars. You might as well say Europeans
are paying RM10/liter. RM5.20/liter = Sing $ 2.20/liter, still cheaper than
Malaysia in view of fact that Singapore is not a crude oil exporter. Are
you saying that you fill up petrol in Singapore by paying Ringgit?

In economy, dollar to dollar must be compared as apple to apple. Not
comparing like durian in M'sia is much cheaper than durian in Japan!! Of
course-lah, Japan is not durian producer!!! Comparing Malaysian durian with
Thailand durian make more sense!!

For Indonesia we might say is cheaper there at RM2.07/liter but compare
that to their level of income!


Now, let us compare the price with OIL PRODUCING countries:

UAE - RM1.19/litre
Eygpt - RM1.03/litre
Bahrain - RM0.87/litre
Qatar - RM0.68/litre
Kuwait - RM0.67/litre
Saudi Arabia - RM0.38/litre
Iran - RM0.35/litre
Nigeria - RM0.32/litre
Turkmenistan - RM0.25/litre
Venezuela - RM0.16/litre
MALAYSIA - RM2.70/litre


RM 2.70!!! Individual perspective:

As of last month a Toyota Vios would 'cause a damage' of about RM
89,000.
In the international market, a Toyota Vios is about USD 19,000
USD 19,000 = RM 62,700 (using the indicative rates of USD 1 = RM 3.30)
That makes Malaysian Vios owners pay an extra RM 26,300.

This RM 26,300 should be cost of operations, profit and tax because the
transportation costs have been factored in to the USD 19,000.

RM 26,300/ RM625 petrol rebate per year translates to a Vios being used for
42.08 years.

I do understand that the RM 625 is a rebate given by the government, but it
also means that one has to use the Vios for 42.08 years just to make back
the amount paid in taxes for the usage of a foreign car. Would anyone use
any kind of car for that long?

Now with these numbers in front of us, does the subsidy sound like a
subsidy or does it sound like a penalty? This just seems to be a heavy
increment in our daily cost of living as we are not only charged with high
car taxes but also with a drastic increase in fuel price.

With all the numbers listed out, I urge all Malaysians to join me in
analyzing the situation further.

Car taxation is government profit, fuel sales is Petronas' (GLC) profit
which also translates into government profit. The government may ridicule
us Malaysians by saying look at the world market and fuel price world wide.
Please, we are Malaysians, we fought of the British, had a international
port in the early centuries (Malacca), home to a racially mixed nation and
WE ARE NOT STUPID!!!

We know the international rates are above the USD 130/barrel. We understand
the fact that the fuel prices are increasing worldwide and we also know
that major scientist are still contradicting on why this phenomenon is
happening. Some blame Bush and his plunders around the world and some blame
climate change and there are others which say petroleum 'wells' are
getting
scarce.

Again we go back to numbers to be more straight fwd

1 barrel = 159 liters x RM2.70/liter = RM 429 or USD 134

On 1 hand, we are paying the full cost of 1 barrel of crude oil with RM2.70
per liter but on the other hand the crude oil only produces 46% of fuel.

Msia sells crude oil per barrel at USD130 buys back Fuel per barrel at
USD134. And not forgetting, every barrel of fuel is produced with 2 barrels
of crude oil.

1 barrel crude oil = produce 46% fuel (or half of crude oil), therefore
2 barrel crude oil = approximately 1 barrel fuel
In other words, each time we sell 2 barrels of crude oil, equivalently we
will buy back 1 barrel of fuel.

Financially,
Malaysia sell 2 barrel crude oil @ USD 130/barrel = USD 260 = RM 858
then, Malaysia will buy back fuel @ USD 134/barrel = RM 442/barrel
Thus, Malaysia earn net extra USD 126 = RM 416 for each 2 barrel of crude
sold/exported vs imported 1 barrel of fuel !!!
(USD 260-134 = USD 126 = RM416)

So where this extra USD 126/barrel income is channeled to by Malaysian
Govt?????????

Another analysis:

1 barrel crude oil = 159 liters.
46-47% of a barrel of crude oil = fuel that we use in our vehicles.
46% of 159 = 73.14 liters.
@ RM 2.70/liter x 73.14 liter = RM197.48 of fuel per barrel of crude oil.
This is only 46% of the barrel, mind you. Using RM 3.30 = USD 1, we get
that a barrel of crude oil produces USD 59.84 worth of petrol fuel (46% of
1barrel).
USD 59.84 of USD 130/barrel turns out to be 46% of a barrel as well.

Another 54% = bitumen, kerosene, and natural gases and so many more.
And this makes a balance of USD 70.16 that has not been accounted for.

So this is where I got curious. Where is the subsidy if we are paying 46%
of the price of a barrel of crude oil when the production of petrol/barrel
of crude oil is still only 46%?

In actual fact, we still pay for this as they are charged in the forms of
fuel surcharge by airlines and road taxes for the building of road (because
they use the tar/bitumen) and many more excuse charging us but let us just
leave all that out of our calculations.

As far as I know, only the politicians who live in Putrajaya and come for
their Parliament meetings in Kuala Lumpur (approximately 60+ km) are the
ones to gain as they claim their fuel and toll charges from the money of
the RAKYAT's TAX.

It is so disappointing to see this happen time and time again to the
Malaysian public, where they are deceived by the propaganda held by the
politicians and the controls they have over the press.

Which stupid idiot economist equates rebates for rich or poor with the cc
of the vehicles? An average office clerk may own a second hand 1300cc
proton Iswara costing $7,000 (rebate = $625) while the Datuk's children can
own a fleet of 10 new cars of BMW, Audi and Volvo all less than 2000cc
costing $2 millions and get a total rebate of $625 x 10 = $6,250! Wow what
kind of economists we are keeping in Malaysia...wonder which phD
certificate that they bought from...

Misleading concept of Subsidy:

The word "subsidy" has been brandished by the BN government as if it
has so
generously helped the rakyat and in doing so incurred losses. This simple
example will help to explain the fallacy:

Example:
Ahmad is a fisherman. He sells a fish to you at $10 which is below the
market value of $15. Let's assume that he caught the fish from the
abundance of the sea at little or no cost. Ahmad claims that since the
market value of the fish is $15 and he sold you the fish for $10, he had
subsidised you $5 and therefore made a loss of $5.

Question : Did Ahmad actually make a profit of $10 or loss of $5 which he
claimed is the subsidy?

Answer:
Ahmad makes a profit of $10 which is the difference of the selling price
($10) minus the cost price ($0 since the fish was caught from the abundance
of the sea). There is no subsidy as claimed by Ahmad.


The BN government claims that it is a subsidy because the oil is kept and
treated as somebody else's property (you know who). By right, the oil
belongs to all citizens of the country and the government is a trustee for
the citizens. So as in the above simple example, the BN government cannot
claim that it has subsidised the citizen!

friendsterfren said...

Tun;

Glad to be able to found your website!

I always believed not to trust anyone who talk about the truth about our oil revenue and how to manage it for the benefits of Malaysian.

Since I always believed that you are a great leader for Malaysia as i always like to hear your speeches on TV because it always make sense.

You can always find solutions for the people of Malaysia that really make me proud of you leading Malaysia.

Of course I do hope there will be more leader like you in Malaysia because life should go on and you will not always be here with Malaysian forever.

So please keep up on your comment on good governing until your last breaths so that one may learn from your experience and who's know one may become PM of Malaysia in the future that posses your quality and views.

Let the Malaysian learns what you got so to benefits the Malaysian Future generation. Your moral and attitude to care peoples are great indeed.

I do not bother if you benefits anything when you are as our PM. What the people of Malaysia needs are the care given to the people of Malaysia. Makes all Malaysian live happily or expect what they expect is what the most important things to do as a responsible PM.

Do not do things out of people expectation is what every people in this world do not like.

I really hope you can continue to spoke out all you see is wrongs with our present PM actions that is deem not right, do not back down until you feel right.

Let us Malaysian knows the Truths of all the Truths.

Wish you best of health and enjoy your every sweet moments.

miniminor said...

Tun,

why dont the govt abolish car import duties ?
example ; if a brand new toyota sells for 40k instead of 80k the people can save alot and at the same time our national car can try to be more independent and compete with other nations carmaker.. that alone can make a big difference.. just my 2 cents..

Tengku Mohd Ghazali said...

Tun,

Kenapa kerajaan kita tidak menggunakan minyak Petronas untuk kegunaan kita sahaja dan pengeluar minyak lain tidak perlu di dalam negara kita.

Dengan ini kita boleh mengawal harga minyak kita sendiri.

Saya berharap Tun dapat memberi komen terhadap pendapat saya ini.

jack sparrow said...

Goodday honourable sir,
From my point of view, paklah must step down immediately.. this is the only way.. And the other crooks around him such as najib, hisamuddin, nazri, muhd taib, khairy j and the other few guys should also be chased out from goverment.. BN needs reformation.. Restructure.. paklah has done enough damages for malaysian to suffer for few years when he started to rule.. today, our nation are extremely suffering because of paklah.. Oil has gone tremendously high.. Other goods and materials has gone crazily up too.. Yet, this is only the beginning for a far greater disaster for our beloved country.. we can only overcome all this by cleaning BN.. I'm suffering,family, relatives, friends, surrounding, everybody suffering.. I believe that now, its in the hand of every malaysian to change the fate of our country.. i dont know how, but i wont stand and watch our nation collapse.. May you always guide us with your writing and wisdom.. Knowledge is power..

God bless you..

GunungEmas said...

Salam Tun...

Perbandingan di antara Pak Lah dan Tun kita boleh buat kadar macam ni lah... TUN 90:10 PAK LAH

Pak Lah tak boleh haraplah sebab

1) Tak pandai Berniaga - duit masuk berbanding keluar lebih tinggi duit keluar sebab tak de bisness...
2) Bila duit dah kurang Rakyat kena tanggung dengan naikan harga minyak jika dulu zaman Tun sikit naik boleh terima la...
3) Wahai Pak Lah bilalah nak turun Tahta tu...
4) TIDAK PROFESIONAL Aku dah meluat la... Slow sangat tak profesional langsung... TPM kata OGOS naik tapi tiba2 Pak Lah umum naik 2 bulan lebih awal...
Pelik betulah...nampak sangat depa berdua tak ada sepahaman dan perbincangan...dah rosaklah!
Yang saya lihat Pah Lah tak profesional lagi bila wawacara pengumuman selepas PILIHANRAYA malam keputusan tu...ada ke seorang PM jawab macam tu...KAMPONG BETUL LAH TAK LAYAK JADI PM LAH!!!!
JIKA NAK CAKAP BANYAK LAGI BAGILAH LAH KAT ORANG LAIN

Iklas Dari

Jamal Muhayat

GOHHOEHOE said...

To citrus_medica and all friends
CC:Tun Dr.Mahatir

It is sorry to know that , we have

to export our high quality oil and

import oil of lower quality. If

our country were advanced

enough ,we would have processed

this high quality crude oil into a

higher value product and reaps a

higher income.That is the

current oil crises has also send

an important message to us, we

need to be excellent in science

and technology ,if we want to be

master of ourselves.The bestow of

commodity such as oil will not

guarantee our future destination.

Malaysia was once benefited from

TIN MINING but what happened to

Tin industry today?Let us be

united ,to think openly , act

positively,to find solution for

sustainable development for our nations

Sincerely Yours'
HOHO

zafirah said...

zafirah mustaffa_ salam tun...tun apa khabar?harap sehat selalu..satu pendapat yg bernas tun.saya mengagumi tun dri dulu lagi dan saya sayangkan malaysia lg...harap tun bantu dr segi beri nasihat dan pandangan atau tindakan untuk membantu menteri2 dan PM yang kurang idea mcm tun ada.malaysia pada masa sekarang ni...
lg satu saya nak tau komen tu tentang tuduhan terhadap tun yang dikatakan telah mengugut hakim2 pada masa tun jd PM dulu?adakah ianya releven dan benar??
harap sangat2 tun jawab persoalan saya ni...
we all love u!

One Piece said...

Maafkan saya kerana terpaksa berkata begini. Saya terpaksa doakan agar Paklah cepat sakit. Entah berapa ramai rakyat yang menderita di bawah pemerintahan Paklah. Saya antara yang menderita. Harga susu anak saya dah naik RM20 setin, minyak kereta dah macam air. Saya bukan sengaja nk benci paklah tapi Paklah lah yang buat supaya org benci dia. Hidup kami SENGSARA kerana Paklah.... Tak sampai hati pulak saya nak doakan dia macam ni. Ok la saya tak jadi doakan dia tak sihat etc. Tapi tolong step-down dan seluruh rakyat Malaysia akan bersorak gembira. Hanya itulah permintaan kami.

Kalau esok Tun buka satu parti baru, sya antara yg akan mendaftar & memberi sokongan penuh. Hidup Tun Mahathir

ast said...

seriously,i dont know what's going on with Malaysia right now..about d oil price,i dont blame Petronas because they have to obey the government..it is government who actually gives the orders...isnt it...thay have to seal everything coz the govt said so..n people putting all d blame to them...i think Pak Lah is d sole person to blame..he aint no leader..i doubt that he knows what he's doing..it's time to change the government..people are not blind anymore,thay can think...is there any solution for this???why we can unite??plz set aside all d politics prob and try to think about d people, for God sake

babi said...

Kenapa tak mahu mendengar pandangan rakyat dahulu, dengar saranan rakyat dahulu, buat persediaan rapi untuk mengurangkan kesan kenaikan harga minyak terhadap rakyat.Ini pergi dengar perkembangan rating penarafan antarabangsa Moody, Standard Poor untuk buat keputusan ekonomi buat apa? Tak langsung menunjukkan situasi sebenar ekonomi dan keperluan negara.

Macam kami penduduk Sarawak, banyak pakai enjin bot perahu,generator elektrik api, tak dapat pun rebate dari pos office.Ini tak termasuk dalam penarafan Moodys.

Pemimpin yang dipilih Tun dulu kurang bijak.Daripada Tun hentam dia, lebih baik biarkan sahaja, sokong siapa dia mahu pilih jadi penganti atau cadangankan siapa patut ganti dia.

Zubli Zainordin said...

Dear Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, there are individuals who prefer to know your view on the increase of the prices of petrol and diesel in Malaysia and how these increases affect, effect, and impact upon the life of Malaysians.

Please share your wisdom. Possibly a solution. I thank you...

I am not able to see the whole picture yet, however this is a short piece on what I can possibly see happening in Malaysia.

http://atotalblog.wordpress.com/2008/06/22/the-power-of-a-barrel-of-oil-in-us-dollar/

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