Automotive

Published on November 2nd, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Most Malaysians Not Happy With NEW Petrol Subsidy

The Malaysian Budget 2019 has just been shared and middle class and lower middle class Malaysians are not all that happy about the petrol subsidy that has been announced by the Finance Minister. Here is why………

“Pakatan Harapan melalui manifestonya telah berjanji untuk memberi subsidi minyak secara bersasar kepada pemilik kereta persendirian dengan kapasiti enjin 1,300cc dan ke bawah atau pemilik motosikal 125cc dan ke bawah. Atas rasa keprihatinan, Kerajaan telah memutuskan untuk menambahbaik janji tersebut dengan memberi subsidi kepada pihak memiliki sebuah kereta sahaja yang berkapasiti enjin 1,500cc dan ke bawah atau motosikal berkapasiti enjin 125cc dan ke bawah.

Melalui mekanisme ini, Kerajaan akan memberi subsidi petrol RON95 sebanyak 30 sen seliter terhad kepada 100 liter sebulan bagi kereta atau 40 liter bagi motosikal. Mekanisme baharu ini dijangka bermula pada suku kedua 2019. Untuk ini, RM2 bilion diperuntukkan dan dijangka dapat memanfaatkan seramai 4 juta pemilik kereta dan 2.6 juta pemilik motosikal.

Bagi meningkatkan kecekapan penggunaan sumber di samping membendung ketirisan berikutan perbezaan harga minyak dan penyeludupan rentas sempadan, Kerajaan akan mengapungkan semula harga petrol RON95 di pasaran berdasarkan Automatic Price Mechanism (APM).

This above subsidy seems a little unrealistic as owners of luxury cars like the all new RM227,888 Mercedes A-Class A200 which has a turbocharged 1.3L engine that has a small capacity engine will benefit from the fuel subsidy whilst the owner of an older car with a large capacity engine like the year 2011 Proton Inspira 1.8L (valued today at RM25,000) will get no fuel subsidy.

So, if you are a single car owner and just happened to buy the all new Mercedes-Benz A200, you get a 30 cents a liter subsidy (up to 100 liters) every month and your poorer neighbour who drives a 7-year old Proton Inspira 1.8L does not get any subsidy.

 


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