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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Malaysian post petrol price reduction quagmire? Wake up!

I am referring to today's petrol price reduction and the bemoaning Government of Malaysia's apparent lack of willpower in seeing to it that the retailers reduce the prices of basic commodities!

First and foremost as a Malaysian citizen and motorist, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Malaysian Government for reducing the price of petrol today.

I am not one who does not know how to thank the authorities when they start reducing the price of petrol for the overall world crude oil trading price has been dropping steadily now.

What pisses me off however is the way our Prime Minister seems to be bemoaning the way retail prices of basic commodities and foodstuffs are still not being reduced in tandem with the recent petrol price reductions!

Hello??? What's the point of being in power if you folks in the Government of Malaysia do not have the willpower to enforce the reduction of such prices forcibly?

Doesn't the Ministry of domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs have the jurisdiction to see to it that their officers go out and do spotchecks after consulting with the manufacturers and distributors of basic commodities and then come up with the recommended new lower prices for the retail market nationwide?

What's the point of having such a ministry if the best that you can do is to cry like a bloody toothless grannie before the media that ' I've ordered the reduction of petrol prices but so and so is not reducing their prices?'

Are we having senile sleepyheads running the show?

Wake the hell up and start enforcing the laws dear Datuk Seri's!

That's what you are supposed to do when you run the government not be moaning and grumbling like official eunuchs!

Sheeeesh!!!!

You don't expect the people to boycott food and drinks, do you?

It's the Government of Malaysia's job to see to it that those retail outlets and distributors start reducing prices for all basic commodities or fine those bloody useless rascals and confiscate their overpriced stuff and distribute them to the poor and needy!

You've got the power man!!!

Don't you forget that!

We depend on you to make things right. We don't need to hear you moan like a toothless granny or grandpa even though most of you act so!!!

I am referring to our Prime Minister grumbling about the refusal of traders and retailers to reduce the prices of the basic commodities despite the Government's reducing of the petrol prices recently!

When one is the Prime Minister, one has the authority to direct such price reductions by following the proper and established procedures. Not just grumble and mumble.

That's the job of those who can't do nothing about it ...like us common folks!

I await further action of this from the PM and Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs!

Start doing your job gentlemen! We the people hope you both can get cracking on these.

Thank you.

7 comments:

mutakalim said...

Berita baik bila minyak turun harga, tapi peniaga terus liat tak mau turun harga barang. Depa kata, barang yg dok jual la ni depa beli time harga minyak mahal jadi depa jual harga yg tetap mahal. Akhirnya, barang tak turun2 harga. Ini lah masalah bila minyak naik harga mendadak tak lama dulu, jadi barang nak turun sikit punya susah. Bayangkan golongan miskin dan berpendapatan rendah... tentu perit jugak.

Iqqhuan said...

Assala mu'alaikum...I don't think they are sincere. Rules of economy. If the trader refused to reduce.They can actually import more of the goods to stabilize the price.Why Singapore's groceries is much cheaper when they are not the food producer.Anyway, it's time to change government.We don't need some minister who cry like a granny

Malau said...

this is what happens when they increase the prices 40% up last june..caused some major panic, an unnecessary inflation and now they lack the means and will to make retailers lower their prices..we are soooo screwed...

MAHAGURU58 said...

Assalamualaikum Tuan Mutakalim.

Bagi pendapat saya senang saja cara nak mengendalikan alasan stok lama atau ketika barang dibeli dengan harga yang kononnya mahal?

Periksa saja invois stok yang ada dengan tarikh luput barangan.

Kebanyakan produk semestinya ada bil bil dan invois dari pihak pembekal.

Jika Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna benar benar bersikap profesional dan ada integriti, saya percaya pegawai pegawai mereka mesti ada kemahiran berfikir dan mentelaah masaalah dan mendedahkan segala taktik kotor para peniaga dan pemborong.

Bak kata pepatah ` Hendak seribu daya ; tak hendak seribu dalih!'

Sedangkan saya boleh memeikirkan cara penyelesaian semudah gini; apatah pulak mereka yang kononnya berpendidikan tinggi menyusur awan dan turun dari menara gading?

Pakai otak lah skit!

Where there's a will, there will surely be a way!

Enough of such stupid excuses and moanings!

MAHAGURU58 said...

iqqhuan,

You are absolutely right sir! That's why I am smashing the cry baby PM!

MAHAGURU58 said...

malau,

It doesn't take a genius to figure out how much stuff costs nowadays?

We are living in an age where most trade is documented and purchases invoiced and billed.

We can always compare the prices charged by the food manufacturers and what is charged by the distributors and what price is supposedly paid by the retailers?

All this bullshit about old stock bought at higher costs is purely poppycock and hogwash!

The Ministry concerned can settle this if they really want to?

Its all a matter of who gets to close one eye or shutdown one's brain?

From the looks of it, its all a total package of Bullshit Unlimited from those who are supposed to be in power!

Eskapisminda said...

Salam Mahaguru, betul sangat apa yang tuan guru kata tu!

Buat apa nak kuasa bila dah diberi kuasa tak nak menjalankan kuasa! Rakyat ni dah lah takde kuasa takkan nak biar rakyat naik tak kuasa je? Apa nak jadik ngan negara?

p/s: kalau ada masa singgah lah di posting saya yang panjang lebar pasal Pulau Besar,Melaka - i want to know what u think. :)