Fuel Rebate

I believe everyone here would have heard about this if you are living in Malaysia. If you have not, well all I can say is =.=||

These days you can just flip through the newspaper and you will definitely see a news that are related to fuel or the fuel rebate or anything that is oil! It is so much about fuel nowadays that, you can just go to the street and hear everybody is talking about it.

Well let’s come back to what we are discussing – the fuel rebate. Well the government decided to come up with this idea of giving fuel rebate which ranges from RM150 to RM625 respectively, after raising the fuel price.

Those who renewed their road tax in April and May and are eligible for cash rebates can get the payment from all post offices beginning Saturday (14 June 2008).

The Star, June 10 2008

Well my motorcycle road tax is renewed in May, or is it June?? LOL. So I guess I am eligible for this rebate! But I have not gone to the post office to collect it yet. Cause I am actually terrified, when I think about how many thousands of people would flock the post office to collect this rebate. Ya it is a 3-minute process but what I don’t really like is the queuing up. Which made me wonder, the government introduced this plan with good intentions but somehow I think its a little troublesome as we need to make a trip to the post office and queue up for a rebate.

See this is what I mean. Scary ok.

Photo from The Star

But I will definitely go to collect my rebate. Well I guess when it comes to money, everyone can just do anything. But I don’t plan to go collect it soon. Maybe next week. We’ll see. I am so lazy…LOL

Anyway anyway, if you plan to go collect it, here’s what you need to do :

> Go in person to any of the country’s 683 post offices,
> Bring your identity card,
> Provide your car registration number, and
> Fill a money order form.

The from can be obtained from here

And then moving on from this fuel rebate, it seems that the government is looking into another system. Here’s the story :

Fuel card plan to improve subsidy rebate system


KOTA KINABALU: The Government is looking at adopting a system whereby motorists can buy a fixed amount of subsidised fuel each month and pay for the rest at market rate.

Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said the system includes providing Malaysian motorists with a special card for buying subsidised fuel.

“We are still looking into this system as certain infrastructure would be required for the subsidised fuel cards to be used,” he said, adding that the RM625 cash rebate for motorists was the best and fastest approach the Government could take to cushion the recent 41% hike in fuel prices.

Touching on the same subject, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad said the fuel subsidy rebate system would be fine-tuned for the convenience of the people.

He said that various options were being studied, including the possibility of using a fleet card system.

“For example, under the fleet card, you would get your rebate at the petrol pumps as and when you purchase your fuel instead of having to queue up at post offices,” he said.

Shahrir pointed out that the present cash rebate system was not the perfect long-term solution, judging from the crowds of people rushing to collect their rebates.

“We are talking about rebates for 500,000 cars a month and that does not even include motorcycles.

“Surely there can be a better system of dispensing subsidy to vehicle owners,” he told The Star.

Shahrir said that as this was the first time the rebates were being given, there was plenty of room for it to be upgraded and improved upon.

“We don’t know whether it will be continued or not. Maybe my Cabinet colleagues are satisfied with it, but we have to work on it,” he said.

He declined to comment on other suggestions, preferring to make the announcement once it was finalised.

Motorists all over the country crowded post offices on Saturday as they scrambled for the RM625 fuel subsidy rebate for cars and RM150 for motorcycles.

By the end of the day, RM116.7mil had been collected by almost 240,000 motorists from 683 post offices.

Meanwhile, a fleet card system presently exists for public transportation operators who use the card to buy diesel at subsidised rates.

The system was introduced to curb diesel smuggling and the illegal sale of the fuel.

TheStar, June 16 2008


6 Responses to “Fuel Rebate”

  1. 1 Susan Kishner June 17, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I must say this is a great article i enjoyed reading it keep the good work 🙂

  2. 2 KiraWing June 18, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Read about this too at New Strait Times, the queue was horrible. The due date is next year. I wonder why so many people wants to rush it.

  3. 3 クリンソン ドリーム June 18, 2008 at 12:19 am

    They rush because they fear the government suddenly cancel the plan. You know this can happen. LOL. And I do hope it does not. Or its gonna hurt them bad in the next election

  4. 4 KiraWing June 18, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Lol. U reply this very fast. You 24/7 on your blog ka?

  5. 5 クリンソン ドリーム June 18, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Ya I checked my blog quite often. ^^, Good service wan.

  6. 6 mei.tuan June 30, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Hey, my first ‘mark’ in your blog! =P Nice layout btw, it really does feel like a virtual sanctuary. Love the colour scheme. ((:

    I enjoyed reading this entry… OMG it’s so mahuan lar, getting the fuel rebate from the post office. Yeah that photo of that super-long queue is “whoaaaa”. O.o But yes, it’s definitely worth collecting. Have you collected it already by now??

    I’m thinking… It’s gonna be really troublesome for my parents. -_-” I wonder if they’ve done it already, I’m gonna ask them about it the next time I call home. Haiyo…

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