Is it caring or irresponsible of the government to maintain government subsidies? Our government seems undecided. On one hand, RON95 and diesel prices have been maintained “for the people’s sake”, despite the heavy subsidy cost. On the other hand, electricity tariffs have been raised because it would be “irresponsible” of the government to keep the people happy but make them suffer in the long-term. So, which is it?
SHAH ALAM, 31 March 2009: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today suggested that the federal government set up a arbitration panel to address the request of Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) to increase the water tariff by as much as 37%. He said the proposed arbitration panel would be the […]
PUTRAJAYA, 12 Dec 2008: Some 1.5 million consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya may have to pay higher water tariff of about 37% more if the Selangor government does not hand over its water service assets to Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad (PAAB) by March next year. The reason is that the 30-year concession agreement, […]