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Procedure To Claim Rebate

Vehicle owners are required to bring along their original identity card or MyKad or police/army identity card to claim for cash rebates at 683 post offices nationwide starting Saturday.

Claimants are also required to fill in details like their full name, identity card number and vehicle registration number on the prescribed form available at the post offices.

Those who have more than one vehicle have to fill a separate form for each vehicle, for up to five vehicles (cars or combination of cars and motorcycles).

During the Phase I period, third parties are not allowed to make the claims on behalf of vehicle owners.

The procedure was explained by Pos Malaysia Berhad acting managing director Datuk Abu Huraira Abu Yazid to reporters ahead of the first phase of the rebate claim that will stretch until March 31, 2009.

He said after filling the form, Pos Malaysia staff would verify with the Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) database to determine the eligibility for the cash rebate.

Abu Huraira said for Phase I, vehicle owners whose road tax were purchased or renewed between April 1 and May 31 this year could start claiming the subsidy from June 14 to March 31 next year.

For Phase II, vehicle owners who purchased or renewed their road tax between June 1 this year and March 31, 2009, could make their claims from July 1 this year.

For Phase I, Pos Malaysia expects rebate claims to be made on 1.7 million vehicles.

Abu Huraira said to ensure a smooth process, 2,000 counter staff at the post offices would be involved in this and officers would also be on hand to handle problems that might crop up.

“We expect each transaction not to exceed three minutes,” he added.

Abu Huraira said Pos Malaysia also provided payment for the rebate claims through money order for those who preferred not to wait at the post office counters for the rebates.

The procedure is the same but the claimants must fill in the form their permanent or postal address and telephone contact number before dropping the form in the box provided at the post office.

For payment via money order, the maximum waiting period is seven days and the vehicle owners can cash the money order at any nearest post office or bank the amount into their bank account.

(Source: Bernama)


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Ministers’ entertainment: a 75% cut more like it

Letter from Malaysiakini
Yow Lop Siaw | Jun 12, 08 4:15pm


The initiative to cut the entertainment allowances of ministers by 10% and other costs such as restricting paid overseas travel by families of ministers and so on is just an eyewash and a way of pleasing the people. The 10% cut is peanuts as most of the time, it is the ministers who are entertained by those who wish to seek favours or be in their good books.

A 75% cut would be more appropriate and realistic. After all, ministers also derive income from being elected representatives and this 75% cut should not be painful, especially if they truly believe and profess to be our wakil rakyat – they should feel for the rakyat and be one of us.

After all, this cut is only for this current difficult period and once conditions recover, this cut could be lifted. In fact, a true wakil rakyat should be one who would step forward voluntarily and seek such cuts.

Another area that should be looked at and steps be taken to curb this wanton practice is the habit of organising training and staff development programmes in posh hotels and resorts.

I remember a government servant friend telling me that there is a huge allocation for such purposes and they find ways and means of utilising this allocation – hence such wasteful practices.

Housing big groups of participants in hotels with meals and accommodation provided over a few days costs tens of thousands of ringgit and if you factor that by the number of such courses, hundreds of thousands of ringgit are spent, and that’s just for one department.

The entertainment allowance cut should be extended to all senior government servants, not just ministers. At the moment, an entertainment allowance is given to all senior government servants across the board, with only the quantum varying.

There are many categories of senior government servants who do not need to entertain at all. Such a move would not be popular but if we consider the recent hefty pay hike. A temporary cut in entertainment allowance would not really hurt.

Scale down, postpone or cancel projects, especially mega ones in order to have enough money to face these difficult times. The government keeps telling us to adjust or change our lifestyle in the face of rising costs.

We are doing this and we have been doing that so don’t just tell us – the government must also adjust to accommodate and weather the difficult times. Food shortages, especially rice, will push prices up. Transport costs will escalate, as a result of rising petroleum price.

In short, almost everything will fall short, including our tempers when we think of the government’s wasteful practices. It is imperative that the government sit down and seriously go through all major projects planned and do a complete revamp.

Providing food and a roof for the rakyat will be a serious problem if we continue to embark on these mega-projects.

We are also aware that the NS programme costs millions. The government should look into various costs involved, such as costs of food supply, uniform supply, transport charges and other costs – are prices quoted fair and just?

Word has it that each set of uniform costs a few times more than the Singapore regular army’s! If that is the case, it is really absurd. And if this is indeed true, what about other costs – are they competitive?

In conclusion, have your ministers go through their operating costs and come up with viable suggestions to cut costs. If they do that, then they can claim to be our true wakil rakyat.

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Collect your cash rebates and get ready…


The cash rebates payment has been brought forward to this saturday (14 June).

It seems that our Government trying their best to lighten the burden of the public following the increse in the price of fuel.

According to Malaysiakini, Prime Minister also ensured that diesel quota for public transportation will be increased to make sure that fares for public transportation do not go up.

Despite this two measures, government also will cut their unnecessary expenses on renovations, asset acquisition and limitting Government functions budgets.

Anyhow, Prime Minister also hinted that the fuel price may increase in near come future.

“We are still analysing this as the rise in world prices of oil is too quick (over the last few days),” said Abdullah. (as quoted in Malaysiakini)

So the moral of the story, get ready for another fuel TSUNAMI…



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Petrol price in oil producing countries

United Arab Emirates – RM 1.19 per litre

Egypt – RM 1.03 per litre

Bahrain – RM 0.87 per litre

Qatar – RM 0.68 per litre

Kuwait – RM 0.67 per litre

Saudi Arabia – RM 0.38 per litre

Iran – RM 0.38 per litre

Nigeria – RM 0.32 per litre

Turkmenistan – RM 0.25 per litre

Venezuela – RM 0.16 per litre

But.. Malaysia – RM 2.70 per litre…

You know why? because Malaysia Boleh!!!

Rakyat pun Boleh!!! Boleh mampus la…


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Must questions for our dearest leaders



Where does publics tax money go? Because I see the poor getting poorer… Do public need to pay for others inaptitude and greed?


Where will the government’s fuel subsidy go to? More useless programs and events?


Will value of ringgit in the international currency exchange increase?


Can government take over all the tolled highways and scrap all toll booths and make the highway concession agreement public?


Can they use smaller CC vehicles?


When our public transport systems will be improved?


Don’t you feel guilty???


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Govt should cut their expenses! Not burdening the public?


once upon a time, Najib told us to change our lifestyle…

Yup, we try to change and we get use to it… But not this time… Its riddiculous…

I think its time for our leaders sit and discuss to come up with better solutions. There are many Economic experts in Malaysia, take their ideas and advice…

As a normal citizen what i feel:

1. Govt should stop unnecessary events and celebrations. Ussually its too grand, the outcome, public have to bear the costs.

2. Why most of the government events held at high class hotels? then what for spending bilions on government buildings?

3. Why govenment officers/staffs short term courses or workshop must be held at famous holiday spot? Do they really going to attent the courses or enjoy? Do public have to pay for their vacation trip?

4. Oversea trip… i understand that it is important to maintain international relations with other countries. But the question is, why our leaders cannot use economy class flight? come on, i know its not your money, so spend it wisely… its peoples money…

And finally, please reduce wastages in the management level… It is easy to ask people change their lifestyle… before that please, please, please change your style first.

we need improved lifestyle not increased oil price!!! 


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Fuel Price cause a massive panic!!!


One litre of petrol is now 2.70 ringgit… Can you believe it? Believe it…. Cannot take it? You must take it…

As far as i see now, there is a massive traffic jam at Penang. People were rushing to full their tanks. Cars waiting bumper to bumper. Lots of road accident, for a moment i thought today is judgement day. But when i open my mails, then only i realised that oil price increasing tommorrow… oh no, i must fill up my bike tanks also… never mind la tommorrow never dies… hehe

Then, i receive a call from my junior, telling that two Petrol Station staff were injured badly at Kluang.. The reason is, they running out of stock of petrol…

Pity the workers..

Next month more surprises to come, electric tarriff going to increase!!! What next?

Wait and see…


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