Tony Thien Malaysiakini Correspondent for Sarawak/Sabah writes that Sarawak is the hardest hit by fuel price.( http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84196) We certainly do agree.It’s a fact……… !!! Sarawak’s land size is as big as Peninsular Malaysia and transportation costs will surely escalate and the people has started to feel it. Sarawakians are really peeved with having to pay 40 per cent more for petrol and are anticipating a spike in the price of goods and services.
The battle of prices has begun in the small retail outlets with goods costing more and eateries/coffeshops increasing drinks as they see fit in towns and cities around Sarawak. Sarawak’s land size is so huge and it will not be easy to penalise the offenders by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs. The shrug of the shoulders of the people says it all. Afterall, they had made their choice for the BN Government!!
On another note Tony speaks of PM coming to Sarawak to meet the State BN leaders. Will Sarawak get RM$ 1Billion goodies or more than Sabah? The MPs equation is Sarawak 30 Sabah 23 .What do you think? In Sabah Prime minister announced a RM1 billion allocation from the prime minister’s special allocation to be distributed according to development requirements.
Will the RM2 Billion cost-cutting measures made at the Anti-Inflation Council today be used by the PM to inform the Sarawak BN that the Federal Government is unable to meet Sarawak’s demands and put it back till a more appropriate and conducive time. It’s up to Sarawak BN to put their demands across after all we delivered our package minus 1 seat….
Do Check out this report too https://audie61.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/goodies-are-comingsarawak-june-10th/