Appeals from various parties for diesel subsidy eligibility to be presented to Cabinet after review

Appeals from various parties for diesel subsidy eligibility to be presented to Cabinet after review

Appeals from various parties for consideration for diesel subsidy eligibility will be presented by the Malaysian government for consideration after it has reviewed them, said the minister of domestic trade and cost of living Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali, reported Bernama.

The government is aware of appeals made, including those by tow truck operators, the minister said. “Everything is under consideration. They [the appealing parties] have submitted their justifications, and as soon as the appeals committee does the analysis, we will present it for the Cabinet’s consideration,” Armizan said.

No decision has been made for the time being as the ministry is still conducting analysis, and the basic principle is that those eligible for the Subsidised Diesel Control System (SKDS) are the sectors or types of transport involved in the delivery of important goods which are used on a daily basis by large communities, the minister added. However, the government is open to any appeal to be given the best consideration.

Appeals from various parties for diesel subsidy eligibility to be presented to Cabinet after review

Just after the increase in the retail price of diesel to RM3.35 per litre on June 10, tow truck companies as well as concrete producers increased their prices as these businesses have not been covered by the targeted subsidies.

That week, the ministry of domestic trade and cost of living (KPDN) said that it is studying the possibility of adding more vehicle types to the list of vehicles eligible for subsidised diesel.

According to the Bernama report, the 1Malaysia Tow Truck and Car Transport Association (1MTTCC) claimed that operating costs have doubled since the diesel subsidy rationalisation in Peninsular Malaysia, which saw the retail price of diesel increase by RM1.20, or 56% to RM3.35 per litre.

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Comments

  • TinKosong on Jun 28, 2024 at 1:03 pm

    this how our ministry work… where is your formula ??

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  • YB Albert on Jun 28, 2024 at 1:34 pm

    How many van/lori mayat trips a day in Msia ?
    How many tourist bus,tow truck,ready mix ,sand,granite stones lorry trips a day?
    A single quarry like Sg Long Quarry..few hundred lorry trips a day.
    If ferrying the deceased, deserves bantuan,why ferrying construction materials to the ‘living’ projects,have zero bantuan?
    YB Amir Hamzah n Rafizi n Co…pls put on your thinking caps…many bumi/non bumi main contractors are on the verge of losses for absorbing 30% in costings of raw materials for ongoing projects.
    Make no mistake,all new real estate launchings will be marked up higher,as main contractors will factor in the raised costs of raw materials.In the end..the poor covid stricken rakyat will have to fork out more.
    Is this the price rakyat has to pay for this gungho diesel rationalisation scheme?
    Govt give Rm200 bantuan to diesel car owners.WE petrol car owners,got zero bantuan,somemore got to pay higher prices for breakfast,lunch,buying property etc.

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  • anwar menang, rakyat dikencingkan, pastu bagi bontok kpd blackrock on Jun 28, 2024 at 3:27 pm

    why still need to be reviewed in cabinet??

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  • ROTI CANAI on Jun 28, 2024 at 5:06 pm

    abused so badly by rich businessman driving hilux. the no subsidy stays.

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