Monday, June 2, 2008

The Bolehland Daily: Ban on fuel postponed

A government decision to ban foreign-registered vehicles from the purchase of subsidized gasoline in the border states have been postponed pending a cabinet-level meeting of the committee on Tuesday. The ban was to be implemented by tomorrow, affecting the sale of fuel up to 300 stations within 50 kilometers from the border with Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.

Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said it will be decided by Tuesday.

"Wait for the anti-inflation committee meeting, as I want to know the latest proposals on the matter. We will come out with a statement on Tuesday," he said

Najib, speaking to reporters after attending a security summit in Singapore, said that the cabinet committee would also study various proposals to the by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.

"We have to find a new effective date because there are other matters, like for example, can we have separate pumps because the Singaporeans are saying that they don't mind paying the market rate," he said.


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