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Friday, August 22, 2008

PERMATANG PAUH - Desperate Moves to Get VOTES

I wrote this on August 11
http://malaysiawatch3.blogspot.com/2008/08/fuel-prices-to-come-down-before-just.html

and today the government has announced a fuel reduction, according to this malaysiakini story:
"Gov't slashes petrol price by 15 sen"
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88353

Nothing really exceptional about the fuel reduction as the oil price is way below its peak and now around US$115 a barrel.
What is remarkable is that the PM has been stating on TV that the price will only be reviewed on August 31st and not before the by-elections.

It makes one wonder if such a person is worthy of our trust to safeguard our national interests.
He should have waffled on "about when the time is right" etc and not answer the question directly - this way he loses what little credibilty he has.

1 comment:

Harcharan said...

SEBERANG JAYA, Aug 4 — A few days after the government announced plans for a new petrol pricing mechanism beginning Sept 1, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pledged to reduce the current price by 70 sen if he is in power.

Launching his pre-election campaign here, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader in his homecoming ceramah in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency said last night that price could be lowered due to falling global oil prices.

“Three weeks ago 50 sen but now we can reduce it by 70 sen,” he told his supporters of the promise that he would fulfill should Barisan Nasional MPs cross over to his Pakatan Rakyat side.

Anwar is now fully geared to contest in the constituency vacated by his wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, also PKR president, to make way for him to return to Parliament. The Election Commission will decide nomination and polling dates this Wednesday.

On July 15 at a televised debate with Information Minister, Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Anwar promised to cut petrol price by 50 sen through financing from a RM5 billion fund generated from the independent power producers’ extra capacity as well as stopping leakages from corruption.

~malaysianinsider