Pub­lic to be told on Mon­days or Satur­days, says min­is­ter

New Straits Times - - News - LARUT

THE ceil­ing price for fuel will be an­nounced weekly from next month, said Do­mes­tic Trade, Co­op­er­a­tives and Con­sumerism Min­is­ter Datuk Hamzah Zain­ud­din.

He said the im­po­si­tion of the ceil­ing price would likely be an­nounced on Mon­days or Satur­days to en­able con­sumers to know the cur­rent prices and avoid con­fu­sion.

“The gov­ern­ment is de­ter­min­ing the fuel price to avoid it from ex­ceed­ing the cor­rect mar­ket price.

“Sec­ond Fi­nance Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Jo­hari Ab­dul Ghani and I are do­ing this to en­sure that the peo­ple know what has been de­ter­mined by the Pe­tro­leum Deal­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Malaysia.

“It is up to the petrol sta­tion re­tail­ers to work with the as­so­ci­a­tion and en­sure no one is left out of the plan we want to put in place,” he added.

Hamzah, who is also the Larut mem­ber of par­lia­ment, said this yes­ter­day af­ter of­fi­ci­at­ing the Par­ent-Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion Meet­ing of SK Ba­gan Bharu.

Asked about the re­quest by the Perak Pe­tro­leum Deal­ers As­so­ci­a­tion for the gov­ern­ment to not un­der­take a ceil­ing price mech­a­nism, Hamzah said his min­istry had a dis­cus­sion on the mat­ter yes­ter­day.

“The gov­ern­ment will con­sider what they have re­quested in mak­ing a de­ci­sion on whether we agree or oth­er­wise,” he added.

Datuk Hamzah Zain­ud­din

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