Petrol to cost RM2.70 from 5 June 2008

When Hurricane Katrina was about to strike New Orleans, the gas stations were congested with cars causing few kilometers of traffic.
The scene was almost the same when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on announced price hikes for petrol, diesel and electricity.He said the new price for petrol is RM2.70 a litre. The price goes up by 78sen from the current RM1.92, a hike of 40%.
Abdullah also announced that the price of diesel would be increased by RM1 from RM1.58 to RM2.58.
He also said that Tenaga Nasional Bhd would be raising electricity rates by 18% for homes and 26% for business users.[Whole article]
This is no doubt a huge political set back for Abdullah and Barisan Nasional. If snap elections are to be called tomorrow, there is no doubt that Barisan Nasional will lose all their seats.
I left office around 9pm to find myself stuck in a massive jam. Many cars were lining up to fill up petrol. The previous hikes were not that bad but this time round, the jam is few kilometers long. Many radio stations pleaded with the public to go home and stop clogging the roads.
I took the opportunity to snap some pictures of a petrol station nearby my house. I had to snap it from far cause I couldn’t get into the vicinity as the whole place is clogged up with car.

[Edit: Prime Minister Office’s website got hacked HEHE: Source]

7 thoughts on “Petrol to cost RM2.70 from 5 June 2008”

  1. Fuuyoh, Shell Petrol Staton in Kuchai Entrepreneurs’ Park closed shop at 6pm, forced myself to qued in BHP Petrol Station for about 20minutes to feed my car full. Pain…

  2. Yaaa,those petrol station worker beating flies today, lolx….
    btw,roflmfao with the pak lah website…from hacker to rockstar..power…

  3. hahah love that letter, it was madness everyone rushed to fill up petrol and it caused massive traffic congestion everywhere.
    Expensive cars + Expensive fuel = BolehMati

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *