Minister of Youth & Sports Khairy Jamaluddin tweeted earlier today that Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was misquoted by dailies yesterday on the matter of RON95 fuel to be restricted for purchase only by the ‘poor’ from May/June this year.

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan also published two tweets on the matter, clarifying that he was talking about fiscal rationalisation on subsidies to ensure they benefit citizens who really need them instead of wealthy citizens.

No details were mentioned on what that actually means. How will restricting fuel subsidies to citizens deemed to be ‘wealthy’ work? If we look back to 2008, there were proposals of quotas for subsidised fuels being discussed. Quotas could be enforced through MyKad verification at the pump using a system like ePetrol.