Looks like the PDAM got what they wanted, and more soon! The government has decided to revise the commission for petrol and diesel sales from 9.5 sen per litre to 12.19 sen and from 4.5 sen per litre to 7 sen per litre respectively. The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is also in talks with banks and Bank Begara Malaysia to reduce the 1% charge on fuel paid for via card to 0.5%.
So they will potentially get both a commission increase and a reduced credit card processing fee! Since prices are not going up for us, the increased commission per litre is likely to be coming out of our tax money.
Petrol stations are also now cleared to open from 6am to midnight only, but stations that wish to open 24 hours can make an application with the ministry. This is effective from the 1st of July 2008. So remember guys, make sure you fill up before midnight!