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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Before Malays tricked by subversive to demo, get facts right


Some Chinese subversive elements are working to agitate the people into going  out on the streets and demontrate the petrol hike. Unfortunately, some Malays fell for it.



The forget that most often Chinese do not demonstrate on the streets for fear of the law. Although they complain the most and loudest, it is the Malays that is being used using disinformation and lies.

Read below a Chinese debuked some of the myth and lies: 

It's All About Perception

By Major Huan Cheng Guan

The announcement of the increase of RM 0.20 per liter for R0N95 and diesel infuriated many citizens who are already facing rising costs of living. The announcement that there will be no changes for R0N97 brought little respite. However, many have chosen to look at the announcement from distorted and warped lens. Indeed, the seriousness of the situation is a matter of perception.

With such a scenario that affects everyone, some political leaders have chosen to politicize the issue instead of providing a true and accurate picture of what is truly happening, not just in our country, but also in the world.  Our government is sincere in its Endeavour to prioritize the citizens’ welfare but unscrupulous leaders are joining the cause with populist views for political mileage.

Hence, before you start pointing fingers and blaming the government, get your facts right. Dispel myths and remember facts that matter – not the spins that half-past six Opposition leaders spin to confound you for the sole purpose of stirring your hatred for the status quo!

Myth: The price increase is due to BN corruption and/or the payback of voting BN into power.

Myth:  The price increase will cause inflation.

Fact: The country’s inflation rate is under control and there are fiscal and monetary policies to control inflation and its effects on the economy.

Fact: The increase of petroleum price is due to the ongoing Syrian Conflict. Twelve years ago oil price were mere US$15 compare to - current scenario where it could reach US$150 per barrel.

Fact: The Libyan crisis in April 2011 caused a spike in world oil prices that caused a sharp rise in the prices at the pumps.

Fact:  Malaysia is officially not an oil exporting country. About 90% of our oil is used for own consumption.

Fact: The reduction of the subsidy, which led to the price increase to RM 2.10, will discourage smugglers from Thailand & Indonesia who have been making profit directly from us.

Fact: The Government Petrol subsidies are meant for the poor and low-income group.

Fact: The government has allocated a total of RM24.8 billion this year on fuel subsidies. The PM has said the country would save RM1.1 billion with the increase of 20 sen in the price of RON 95 and diesel. In a full year, the government will save RM3.3 billion while still subsidizing 63 sen per liter for RON95 and 80 sen per liter for diesel. The increase of RM 0.20 will save the Government around RM 3.4 Billion.  (Source: TMI)

Fact:  Putrajaya has concerns over revenue and faces the likelihood of the country being punished by ratings agencies and foreign investors if no attempt is made to tackle structural problems, such as the high rate of subsidies. Therefore, this reduction in subsidy is a move in the right direction.

Fact:  The government’s stated target is to reduce our fiscal deficit to 3% by 2015. Hence, the increase in the price of fuel was not a political issue but rather about Malaysia's economic status and survival. It is better to tackle economic issues in the country and take steps via fiscal consolidation to increase market confidence once fiscal deficit is reduced.

Fact: To alleviate the burden of rising costs, there will be an increase in BRIM next year to be announced in the Budget.  BRIM 2.0 cost RM 2.9 Billion early this year.

Fact: Our government is very considerate in cutting back on subsidies slowly. Indonesia had increased petrol price up to 33% in one go 3 months back.

Fact: If the government does not take this move, the other alternative would be increasing taxes.

Fact: Petrol prices fluctuate according to market conditions and when it goes down, petrol prices in the go down accordingly. However, this is not the same for goods and services because some traders and business sectors increase prices when the petrol price increases but seldom ever decrease prices when the price is reduced. This is cause for more action and monitoring.

Fact: Each one of us must be environment conscious and take steps to reduce petrol consumption and ensure a better quality of life via a reduction in pollution caused by car emissions. Explore alternatives such as car-pooling, taking public transportation, or walk/cycle.

Fact: Between RM25, billion to RM30 billion is spent on subsidies to allow Malaysians and foreigners to enjoy cheaper fuel, gas, and water. Such subsidies actually the economy and are enjoyed by groups of Malaysians and foreigners who really should not be benefiting from cheaper goods and services.

While grumbling about the 20-sen increase in the price of a liter of RON95, many have forgotten that the pump price has doubled in 15 years but world oil prices have gone up 10 times in the same period.

Fact: The main beneficiaries of subsidized diesel are owners of Vietnamese and Thai fishing vessels, and the Malaysian fishermen who sell their subsidized allocation to them. Reducing the subsidy is a very vital move to arrest the leakages from our circular flow of income.

Fact: Petronas profits are down and the national oil company has been warning Putrajaya that it cannot continue subsidizing gas for industrial use.

The move for the reduction in subsidies shows our PM is a realist and ready to forego populist moves for the well-being of the nation.

In sharp contrast, Opposition leaders such as Liew Chin Tong are politicizing the issue by making bizarre allegations that there may be a deadly cost to raising pump prices for RON95 petrol and diesel without serious effort to upgrade the country’s public transport system – a case of comparing apples and oranges.

It is all up to us to adopt the correct perspective of the situation with the right facts and not fall prey to senseless propaganda. As it stands, the PM and his team are on the right track!

For or against, argue with the right facts first.

7 comments:

  • Anonymous says:
    September 8, 2013 at 11:18:00 PM GMT+8

    just nak tanye, kalau 90% minyak adalah own consumption, ape kene mengene kenaikan harga pasaran dunia di sebabkan syria tu sampai menyebabkan harga kite pon perlu dinaikkan? kalau ikot pemahaman aku, kalau kite gali sendiri n gune sendiri patutnye harga luar tak effect kite sebab kos kite patut sama je lagi..

  • Anonymous says:
    September 8, 2013 at 11:54:00 PM GMT+8

    Sebenarnya semua orang nampak satu tangan yang ingin mereka marah tetapi tangan yang lain PSM DAP PKR PAS tak tunjukkan nak mulakan demonstrasi. Ini petanda tak baik apa yang terjadi kepada rakyat yang tak celik maklumat.

  • Anonymous says:
    September 9, 2013 at 3:14:00 AM GMT+8

    kenaikan harga minyak tak melibatkan orang melayu. Hanya Cina/India sahaja yang kena bayar 20sen lebih.

    Tu pasal Cina meroyan tapi orang melayu rilek aja.


  • Anonymous says:
    September 9, 2013 at 6:18:00 AM GMT+8

    "just nak tanye, kalau 90% minyak adalah own consumption, ape kene mengene kenaikan harga pasaran dunia di sebabkan syria tu sampai menyebabkan harga kite pon perlu dinaikkan?"

    Sebab itu anda perlu membaca dan bukannya ikut sangat cakap orang. Untuk pengetahuan semua, minyak Malaysia berkualiti tinggi iaitu sweet yg mana mempunyai harga dlm USD7-8 lebih mahal daripada sour (macam minyak saudi arabia). Minyak sweet ini dieksport ke Jepun, Eropah dan negara-negara maju lain kerana rakyat mereka sanggup bayar seliter setinggi Rm6-7. Malaysia menjual semua minyak sweet dan membeli sour oil daripada Saudi dan ditapis di Malaysia dan harga pasaran minyak adalah harga antarabangsa. Hanya dengan buat macam ini sahaja kerajaan ada untung dan Petronas dapat income untuk menanggung kos kilang penapis dan logistic. Kalau ikutkan logic anda, seeloknya kita bukan dapat minyak murah tetapi minyak free sebab minyak dikeluarkan sendiri. Jika ini berlaku, orang akan seludup keluar dan bila tak cukup, kerajaan kena import pula.

  • Anonymous says:
    September 9, 2013 at 9:02:00 AM GMT+8

    FAKTA CINABABI MEMANG TERTUNGGU TUMGGU KENAIKAN HARGA MINYAK NI. WAIMA NAIK 5SEN PUN. SEBAB MEREKA ADA ALASAN NAIK HARGA BARANG.
    PASTU ADA PULAK MELAYU BANGANG YANG DOK MENYOKONG APA CINABABI NI BUAT. KONON2 SEMUA SALAH KERAJAAN.MEREKA TAHU FAKTA TAPI MEMEJAMKAN MATA KERANA DAH BANYAK TERTELAN TAIK BABI.
    KEKADANG LUCU DIBUATNYA CONTOH HARGA AYAM NAIK MELAMBUNG DIBULAN RAMADAN TIADA KENA MENGENA DENGAN KENAIKAN HARGA MINYAK. INI SEMUA CINABABI PUNYA ANGKARA.
    BUKANNYA MELAYU BANGANG TAK TAU FAKTA NI. OLIH KERANA KEPENTINGAN POLITIK MAKA TUTUP MULUT SEBAB MULUT DAH PENUH TAIK NABI.

    BOLOH PUNYA OLANG..

  • Anonymous says:
    September 9, 2013 at 12:17:00 PM GMT+8

    Anonymous says:
    September 9, 2013 at 6:18:00 AM GMT+8

    apa yg diperkata oleh anonymous di atas adalah benar. sy antara yg bekerja berkaitan dgn minyak dan gas.

    even dlm industri minyak dan gas pun ada penyokong pembangkang..tp kebanyakkan mereka tak kisah pasal harga minyak naik disebabkan mmg diketahui harga minyak akan naik...

    tu belum lg teroka minyak laut dalam...yg lg byk kos..

    -smh-

  • Anonymous says:
    September 9, 2013 at 1:23:00 PM GMT+8

    Saya pekerja oil & gas.
    terlibat dalam construction pelantar minyak di Malaysia,

    memang susah nak fahamkan mereka yang kurang informasi tentang mekanisme -sell high, buy low- utk minyak sweet crude kita (low sulfur content)

    Anyway,
    Kita hanya banyak keluar gas asli berbanding minyak sekarang ni.
    Dari 10 platform yg kita buat, mungkin hanya 2 untuk korek minyak, selebihnya adalah gas asli.

    platform platform yg keluar minyak hanyalah dari platform platform lama yang masih producing beyond expectation dari tahun 80 an.

    jadi kami tak menyalak sangat pasal minyak naik ni sebab we know the situation, minyak yg kita pakai adalah minyak arab dan takde kene mengena dgn minyak kita. So kita masih exposed pada naim turun minyak dunia.

    tq

fda

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