Shahrir samad, siapa yang tak kenal. Terkenal dengan kaki kelentong. Selepas menjadi Menteri, perangai dah berubah. Kalau sebelum minyak naik dulu, dia cerita minyak takkan naik .... sekarang dia cakap, minyak takkan turun. Siapa Shahrir samad kalau bukan Burung Tiong kerajaan barisan Nasional...... ini cerita dia kali ini.
The ceiling price of petrol will remain at RM2.70 a litre until year-end, Domestic Trade and Consulmer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said today.
He said the ceiling price would be reviewed after Dec 31 depending on the current global fuel price at year-end.
"If the fuel price spirals (this year), the people need not worry about bearing the high cost as the government will absorb the additional cost.
"I cannot say now as our fuel price depends on the price of a barrel of oil in the world market which constantly fluctuates," he told a media conference.
Shahrir however did not discount the prospect of the oil price dwindling to below RM2 before Dec 31 given the current uncertainties in the global oil price.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said yesterday the government will announce the new fuel prices on Aug 31 which will take effect on Sept 1. - Malaysiainsider.