Thursday, September 18, 2008

Malaysia needs public transport - not fuel subsidy

...Fuel subsidy can never be a sustainable solution for society.

The Government should take a broader and more responsible perspective when considering reducing fuel prices. Instead, any drop in fuel prices can be taken as an opportunity to reduce the fixed subsidy that is being given while maintaining the current pump prices.

The 30 sen subsidy can now be 15 sen. A partial decrement in both would also be a much better choice. This will certainly reduce the deficit gap.

Alternatively, why not hypothecate the amount saved for further public transport improvement?... - theStarOnline

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There seems to be a campaign to drive people away from public transport. For instance, have a look what is being done at KL Sentral. The area where all the buses wait (Rapid KL and LCCT buses). KL Sentral has installed a tall steel fence, presumbably to stop people crossing the road in the wrong spot. BUT, by building this fence they are creating a Puduraya with noise from buses, screaming spruikers, and exhaust all trapped. This will make people waiting for RapidKL buses sick. This fence is ill-conceived. Put a up railing and not this silly fence. Just another way to send people back to their cars.