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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The increasing oil price will sink the economy!!!


Well, I am shock and being caught really by the sharp increase of the diesel price... This is not the diesel price for our 4 wheel drive or the subsidised price for the fisherman.... This is the diesel that we use for industry... When I secure a project last month, the price of diesel is somewhere around RM2.20 per liter, but today it shoot up to an average RM2.80 - RM3.00 per liter which is about 30% increase in the price and it is not yet stable... It surely will go up again and it will be very hard to come down...


When the price of diesel goes up, everything will go up also, the transportation charges, the chemicals, the logistic and other prices will also goes up... And strangely, the government in the main stream media (MSM) has nothing to report on this... What is the government strategy to address these issues? At the rate we are going, the oil price can reach the USD150 barrel and can further sky rocket to USD200 per barrel... The Nigerian pipeline blast, the slow refinery output around the world and the resistant of OPEC to increase production of oil definitely will contribute further to the increasing oil price....


I hope the government can address this issue and concentrate on the socio-economic issues. With these economic situation, I really wonder how the people with RM450 per month income can survive... Maybe there is a need for the government to look into these matters carefully and really plan a solutions to help these people...



The government can do a lot of things... Looking at the way government spend the money, I think our government is not short of money... They can built the crystal mosque, throw a concert and invite various artist, organize a dinner for TSA and others, offer them the ex-Gratia, sent a person to the space, buy a new jet plane, buy submarines, built the eye of Malaysia, organize the monsoon cup, renovate the PM house and bla..bla...bla.... If the government can really address the issue and start focusing on making initiatives for the poor, I believe this country can become more prosperous... These people who are at the end of the income cycle, whose earning are below RM1000 per month are those who really work with their sweat and work very hard..


Last time I try to run a small contract for a big palm oil plantation company... We do the weeding, herbicide, fertilizing and other related service... But after doing the project for 6 months, I really cannot afford to subsidised the project has to stop it, due to a lot of bureaucracy and other "you know what" problems.... There is hardly any profit margin, and I can only manage to pay the workers maximum RM700 per month (since the workers work base on specific rate, some may get lower salary)... I wish I could pay more, but the standard rate is very low that even I cannot even pay myself... The work is really a socio-economy work and some sort of corporate responsibility... The project is definitely a loss and but I learn the hardship of those people who really on the end tail of the salary chain... They wake-up at 4.00a.m. then go to the palm oil, work until around 2.00 p.m. or 3.00 p.m. and getting around RM500 per month... If they want to get more income, they may work additional hours up....



Although I am no longer involve in the plantation business, I really hope that the scenario will be improve and these people will get a better pay and a better life... Sometimes, when I think about it, I just wondering how can we really solve these economics problem...



But again, the socio-economy issues is getting bigger and need to be addressed accordingly.


I really hope that the government could really look into the issue... Of course, when you are drawing RM30k per month, you may forget that there are people who are really desperate and willing to beg for money to survive....

8 comments:

MODERATOR said...

tak sampai 20 tahun lagi, rizab minyak ita didasar laut akan kering.

Dikala itu,STRUKTUR siapa yang lebih TERSUSUN, maka dialah yang paling berkuasa.

hakikat ramai yang tidak tahu dan ambil peduli. walaupun parti2 politik.

Dol said...

Orang kaya mana nak ingat orang miskin.... Itula masalah kita kat Malaysia.. Semua ahli politik orang berduit, so lupa nak ingat sama orang tak de duit...

Anonymous said...

Memang kenaikan harga agak membimbangkan? Apakah langkah-langkah kerajaan?

Man Kelang said...

Mana Dato' Shahrir? Takkan tak de strategi Kerajaan nak tangani isu-isu nie?

Snowflake said...
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Snowflake said...

I could not say much because you have outlines all the problems. My perception is, money has been unnecessarily channelled for unnecessary purposes thus resulting a "fruitless" used of funds. If only the government can vision things in other angle, than just thinking, "why my stomach is still not buldging?". I called this "greediness". People can never be blessed eventhough they things what they do is right, unbeknownst that others felt it is wrong.
Ooh. baby..baby it's a wild world.

Wakmasnoor said...

This is the real issue ministers and politicians should be really concerned of. Not plundering each other with endless political games anymore.

Oil is the biggest and most influenced commodity in the world. And being a commodity, ackwardly, it was getting lesser by day.

We too have to accept, theres nothing Malaysia can do to avoid this price rising of crude oil. The best Malaysia can do is to curb other (essential) items from following the current uprising trend with certain thought and use of proven (and cruel if needed) mechanisms.

The govt too has to take advantage from this oil shenanigans by requesting increment of export quota from OPEC so that Petronas can earned more money. The money then can helps to subsidize what is really needed to.

Malina Osman said...

Sdra Hisham, saya menunggu-nunggu post terbaru sdra mengenai kenaikan harga minyak sehingga lebih USD 120 dalam minggu ni; saya agak tension juga mengenangkan the possibility of worse economic scenerio yg bakal berlaku.