Petrol station owners on strike?
Well – I’d say it doesn’t take much to start any chaos in the city huh? People are queue-ing up at the petrol station AGAIN! I get different “facts” from my friends, one say the station owners will be on strike from tomorrow onwards while another one says petrol will be increased to 50 cent.
I have a feeling people are getting misinformed of the petrol station owners protesting over the credit cards commission to the bank, where they are paying 1% for every litre. So majority of petrol station owners will only accept cash from today onwards and not credit cards.
That’s my theory lah besides, I have already filled up my tank this morning haha. I used credit card some more.
BUT, true or not, one thing is for sure today. TRAFFIC JAM! Sheesshhh!
I blame the government lah this, always surprising us with increases in petrol that the rakyat now are suffering from highpetrophobia already.
It was a rumour only – taken from The Star.
KOTA KINABALU: Petrol kiosks were jammed with motorists as panic-buying of fuel was seen throughout Sabah over rumours of petrol kiosks closing down for three days.
The panic was triggered by rumours that petrol kiosk will shut down from Wednesday because protesting kiosk dealers nationwide were demanding higher commissions following the recent fuel hike.
Officials from Shell Malaysia and the Sabah Petroleum Dealers Association stressed that there was no truth to the rumour, and urged people not to resort to panic buying.
Even Maxis sent out an SMS at around 7.30pm with the statement from Shell saying it was not true, but I guess it was too late.