Sabah consumer association thankful for diesel subsidy

National Consumer Foundation Sabah chairman David Chan thanks the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali for allowing Sabah and Sarawak to continue enjoying subsidised diesel.

He also said the exclusion of Sabah and Sarawak from the new targeted diesel subsidy ruling by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim reflects his concern for the residents of the Bornean states.

“The usage of boats connecting smaller villages also requires diesel, and that is why our use of diesel is far more than other states,” he said, adding that Sabah’s hilly terrain made the use of diesel-powered four-wheel drive vehicles a necessity.

He urged authorities to remain alert for potential misuse of subsidised diesel and to prevent any leaks after the recent introduction of a targeted subsidy system nationwide.

Yesterday marked the end of bulk diesel subsidy in Peninsular Malaysia, with prices now subject to market fluctuations.

Retail stations across the Peninsula have standardized diesel prices at RM3.35 per litre.

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