Are there ways to save money on petrol?
The price of petrol has been increased about 40% recently in Malaysia and it made many people feel outrage on the effect it can bring to consumer market. Everything will go up, the transportation service, food and domestic goods. As Malaysia is an oil producer, it shouldn't be any increase in the price, that's what people say, in fact the government should subsidize oil for its people.
Under the administration of the unpopular prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi , many things have happened to this country, and none of them are good. The people want him to step down but apparently he is deaf, it seems. He is the worst prime minister in the history of Malaysia and everybody prays he will be replaced soonest possible.
In the mean time, people are struggling to adjust their lives with the increase rate of petrol. They are trying to find ways to save money on goods. New steps are taken to replace the petrol with the NGV and many have to do some sacrifices like going to work using the public transportation and some switch from cars to motorcycles. Although the government promised to give people rebates for the oil increment but the allocation is still not enough especially for the poor.
It was quite a high increase on one shot and people are cursing the government everyday since the announcement. There will be chaos in the weeks to come and there will be demonstration events throughout the nation by the angry and the unsatisfied people of Malaysia.