Gov’t looking into proposals to include more vehicle types eligible for diesel subsidy under SKDS – KPDN

Gov’t looking into proposals to include more vehicle types eligible for diesel subsidy under SKDS – KPDN

At present, a total of 33 types of land transport vehicles are eligible to receive subsidised diesel under the subsidised diesel control system (SKDS) 1.0 and 2.0 schemes, include school and express buses, general cargo lorries, bottled drinks lorries, refrigerated lorries, luton lorries, prime movers and panel/window vans.

However, the ministry of domestic trade and cost of living (KPDN) says it is studying the possibility of adding more vehicle types to the list. This comes following applications and appeals from various parties regarding improvements to the SKDS after the retail price of diesel was floated to RM3.35 per litre on Monday, Bernama reports.

According to KPDN minister Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali, certain parties have directly submitted applications to the ministry to consider adding several types of goods vehicles to the list eligible for diesel subsidies under SKDS 2.0. “Other suggestions submitted include increasing the existing basic quota under SKDS 1.0 for types of public transportation vehicles such as school and express buses,” he said.

Gov’t looking into proposals to include more vehicle types eligible for diesel subsidy under SKDS – KPDN

“The ministry is reviewing all of this, and it will be promptly submitted for consideration to the diesel subsidy approval committee, which includes KPDN, finance ministry, transport ministry, road transport department (JPJ), land public transport agency (APAD) and the customs department,” he said via a statement.

He stated that an appeal committee will subsequently submit recommendations for all the appeals for consideration and decision by the cabinet.

The KPDN announcement on the matter comes after reports in the news indicated that certain business sectors in the land transport industry were set to increase prices due to them not being eligible for subsidised diesel. These include tow truck and tour bus operators. Additionally, some of those that qualify for the diesel subsidy say that their monthly volume quota limit is too low for them to operate as usual across a month.

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  • Besi Busuk on Jun 12, 2024 at 1:47 pm

    Economists had been telling this government not to instantly remove the diesel subsidies at once but this government did not listen. It is too late.

    Now, prepare for high inflation.

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    • RM1.50/L petrol mana? on Jun 13, 2024 at 9:07 am

      As above. But we all know soon PH will remove RON95 subsidy too instead of giving cheap petrol as they had promised.
      PH Gomen continue to troll millions of Msians

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      • Dah Menang Semua on Jun 14, 2024 at 2:46 pm

        “minyak turun” since zaman-PR
        Ask PAS why promised that but
        pilot Targeted Fuel in 2022 ?

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  • YB Albert on Jun 12, 2024 at 1:56 pm

    Folks,new launches of real estate will definitely cost much much more.
    For construction of houses n condos n shophouses,the single largest component of construction material,is readymix concrete,besides steel bars.
    Granite aggregates 20mm,sand,cement are needed to give u the “readymix concrete”.So,those transporters which didnt qualify for subsidies or bantuans,are not gonna eat humble pie.They will jack up delivery rates.
    So,those projects that are currently unfinished..the main contractors are getting a massive headache.They have to pay subcontractors/suppliers for work done.So,they will need to trim overheads,but ultimately not likely to make decent profits, given rise in costs.
    Did the Madani professionals ,see this issue coming?
    Future real estate launching,will be pricier.
    We r not against removal of subsidies.
    They could have been done,on a staggered basis,to give the construction industry breathing space.
    Now the fallout and backlash is a reality.
    Remember,price increases DEFY the law of gravity.They wont come down.

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    • Sick & Tired on Jun 13, 2024 at 9:06 am

      The horse has ran out and long gone now they only want to close the door and trying to ask the horse come back in.
      PH Gomen = 2×5 = 3 suku.

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  • Madini Govt Should on Jun 12, 2024 at 3:25 pm

    Request company accounts, bank accounts and secret recipe costing formula to justify rising prices.

    PM Anwar our Great Leader
    Mandate from 35 millions Malaysian Citizens

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  • Way get men handling this is complicated. In the end, they need to hire a few thousand more civil servants just to monitor the diesel. Just remove subsidy for all. Then sack all those civil servants hired to monitor previous subsidies. Save billion including future pension payments.

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  • opmanmy on Jun 13, 2024 at 7:55 am

    Price already gone up…and now only taking remedy action. You think price will go down meh…what kind of forward thinking is this?! Our gov is the best of the best!

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  • Ben Yap on Jun 13, 2024 at 8:44 am

    why don’t look into all vehicles first and include them before taking effect? really not competent and always release half-baked policies.

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  • instead focus on those siapa layak, just mention those car yang tak layak easier…

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