Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fair fare this time?

The government has agreed to raise fares for express and stage buses, but not up to 100 per cent as proposed by the Pan Malaysia Bus Operators' Association (PMBOA).

Fine… but what about school and factory buses, lorries and taxis? Normally, when we push up fares for certain bus operators, the others will cry foul if they, too, are not allowed to do so.

Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Minister Datuk Noh Omar said the ministry had appointed a consultant to look into a suitable level of increase and the new bus fares would be announced before Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

The increase was unavoidable following the bus companies' higher operational costs, including the diesel price hike from 71 sen per litre to RM1.43 per litre, since the last bus fare increase in 2005.

The higher operational costs were also due to the increase in the price of tyres, engine oil, batteries and spare parts.Don’t other busses, lorries and taxis have tyres too?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

apa yang noh omar tu tau pasal tambang. naik bas pun dia tak pernah kot!

driver, sentul said...

i am a school bus operator. i dont find it fair for the government to deny the plight of school bus operators as we, too, are affected by the incerase of fuel, high maintenance and other factors.

the government has to consider us too

Anonymous said...

what is fair nowadays, bro?

nothing is fair.

soon, there will be fare hike for trains, LRT, aeroplanes, ferries, ships, etc.

anything fair is never fair enough

si pitak said...

bro,
agaknya dalam belanjawan kali ini, paklah akan umum - seluar turun, kain naik!

winston, KL said...

how much fare hike this time?

what about other means of transporation?

the cabinet members dont feel the pinch as their mileage is well taken care off.

if all prices go up, it will eventually leave the rakyat with nothing left to spend.

MERADANG, klang said...

INI SEMUA PENIPU PUNYA KERJA.

SIKIT-SIKIT NAIK, SIKIT-SIKIT NAIK.

RAKYAT SUDAH NAIK DARAH PUN PAKLAH TAK SEDAR KA?

bujai said...

meradang,
lain negara juga itu semua harga ada naik.

apsal kuat marah?

rilex laaaaa

anok bachok said...

ambo nih jenih hok naik bah tughun bah dari kl-kb sminggu sekali. lor ni pun tambe dio maha doh. kalu nok naik lagi, baik ambo jale kaki atau tupe lori babi ja.

bujai said...

anok bachok,

demo biar betul!