The June 5 gas hike has resulted in some drastic actions taken by the public to counteract the sharp rise of fuel. Less vehicles have been reported going into the city and there is a rise in the number of people taking public transport. It has also been reported that there has been a 25% increase in motorbike sales.
The petrol hike has also resulted in prices of goods and services being increased significantly.
If you are a fan of the Osmonds, you may want to catch their concert tonight at Genting Highlands, at the Arena of Stars. Concert starts at 8:00pm and tickets are priced at RM480, RM360, RM260 and RM110. You can check out www.genting.com.my for details and reservations.
(From left) Merrill, Donny, Marie and Jimmy all set to perform Saturday.
The Osmonds picked Malaysia as the last stop of their 50th Anniversary world tour. According to Jimmy Osmond, this will be the last time all seven of the Osmonds will perform together on stage. After this, they will continue on their separate careers.
The last time the whole family performed on tour together was 28 years ago ... at Genting! So, this is sort of a reunion concert.
“We won't just go on stage and sing a bunch of songs. It's a lot of variety, a lot of multimedia ... very entertaining two hours,” said Merrill Osmond, 55, lead singer of The Osmonds. Merrill and his three siblings Donny, 50, Marie, 48, and Jimmy, 45, were speaking at a press conference here yesterday.
The Osmonds have sold over 100 million records and released over 140 albums with 52 gold or platinum records.
Visitors to Malaysia will have no problem with food because Malaysia is indeed a food paradise. My stats today show someone is looking for a North Indian restaurant here in Kuala Lumpur. Below, you will find details including the telephone number. Welcome to Malaysia!
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Wednesday announced price hikes for petrol, diesel and electricity.
He said the new price for petrol is RM2.70 a litre, effective midnight tonight. The price goes up by 78sen from the current RM1.92, a hike of 40%.
Abdullah also announced that the price of diesel would be increased by RM1 from RM1.58 to RM2.58.
He also said that Tenaga Nasional Bhd would be raising electricity rates by 18% for homes and 26% for business users.
The announcements are part of the new fuel subsidy plan.
Abdullah also announced a RM625 annual cash rebate per vehicle, for owners of private vehicles with engine capacities of up to 2,000cc, as well as pickup trucks and jeeps with engine capacities of up to 2,500cc.
Owners of private motorcycles with engine capacities of up to 250cc will receive RM150.
Payment will be made via Money Order upon renewal of road tax, from July 1.
For owners of private vehicles with engine capacities exceeding 2000cc, road tax will be reduced by RM200.
Owners of private motorcycles with engine capacities above 250 cc will get RM50 reduction in road tax.