PUTRAJAYA, June 9 – Diesel prices nationwide will be floated and will retail at RM3.35 per litre starting midnight on Monday (June 10), says Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan.

The Finance Minister II said the price is based on the Automatic Pricing Mechanism formula for the month of May.

The previous price of diesel announced on June 5 was RM2.15 per litre.

When announcing the fuel subsidy rationalisation on May 21, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said subsidies for diesel would be withdrawn for “the rich and foreigners”.

The diesel subsidy will first be rationalised in the peninsula and will only be implementated in Sabah and Sarawak later, he said.

To prevent any drastic increase in the cost of goods and services, Anwar said subsidies would be continued for traders using diesel-powered commercial vehicles and for public transportation.

Ten types of public transportation vehicles, including buses and taxis, as well as 23 goods transport vehicles, will come under the Subsidised Diesel Control System (SKDS).

Diesel subsidies will also continue for certain categories of fishermen.

Anwar added that cash aid would also be given to eligible individuals who own private diesel-powered vehicles, such as small traders and farmers, among others.


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