Friday, September 26, 2008

You want it down? Fine. But when it increases, it increases, how about that?

As Malaysian government reduces the fuel price, the students and public at large here quickly demanded the same policy. This is wrong in two counts. First, Indonesian subsidized fuel's price is still under the market price. So if you want it closer to the market, you should increase the price, not reduce it. Second, if your logic is based on "when the market price is down, domestic price should follow suit", be consistent. That is, when the market price is up, domestic price should also follow suit.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Indeed.

Yg saya gak tau, apakah rakyat di negeri ini bener2 gak tau, atau memang gak mau tau bahwa sistem subsidi BBM kita dng Malaysia berbeda ya?

bomby said...

Well, that's what people are good at: complain, complain, complain. Then come the politician: rub, rub, rub.
Even better, join in the corrupt media: twist, twist, twist the facts.

If the subsidized price is still below the market price they should've not complain.
But when it's WAY below the market price (and will be for long term) then they can lift the capped price.
In the meantime, just enjoy the subsidy (something that people in other countries envy for).