Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nazri's 100-day gifts

Cab, school bus fares UP. Now some will say that the "discount" on toll, which was one of the 100-day gifts to the people from the PM last Saturday, is too good to be true.

Nazri Aziz, the Minister in the PM's Department, has announced that fares for taxi and school bus are up.

The starting fare for your cab ride from Aug 1 is RM3, a whopping 50% more!

General July 16, 2009 13:50 PM
New Taxi Fare


KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 -- The new taxi fare rate will go up from RM2 to RM3 begining August 1, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamad Nazri Abdul Aziz announced on Thursday.

-- BERNAMA


And parents who rely on school buses to send their kids to school will have to fork out 30 per cent more from August 1. Those who can't afford it may look for non-air conditioned school buses.

General July 16, 2009 14:19 PM
Air Conditioned School Bus Allowed To Increase Fare By 30 Per Cent


KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) -- The government has allowed air- contioned school bus opeartors to increase fare to 30 per cent effective Aug 1, Minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul said here Thursday.

-- BERNAMA

64 comments:

Naik Teksi Hari-Hari said...

This Nazi joker cannot do anything right lah.

Instead of improving taxi service, which is soooo bad, he go and increase the fares.

Die lah.

After this you think other people won't increase their prices, ah?

Najib should just sack this bugger lah.

Anonymous said...

Ahya....DPM said they cannot be flip flop when implementing the education system... insisting BM instead of English ...yet they flip flop here.

Die la like that.

bujai said...

donkies for hire, anyone?

understanding said...

don't jump to conclusion yet rocky, pls understand the plight of bus and taxi drivers, you it's easy to manage these peoples? why not come out with a solution so that we can help solve the problem.

teohjitkhiam said...

bro. a few of taxi drivers i spoke to had a lot of respect for noh omar, vis-a-vis his predecessor and now successor(?). apparently, the 3000 individual permits issued recently was actually noh omar's idea during pak lah's administration. a case of susu punya lembu, sapi punya nama, it seems.

eddy said...

Haprak punya menteri.

Anonymous said...

You can only get something for free from the Barsisan in a by-election. At all other times, you get something and give back more. That's what the Barisan symbol is all about. So what's so special about this present Federal Government? NIL.
malsia1206

Anonymous said...

Menteri 'Bukan Crook' ni sepatutnya tahu bersimpati dengan kesulitan kehidupan yang dialami oleh orang ramai. Koh Tsu Koon, berapa KPI mau bagi sama dia?

Rakyat jalan crooked sebab pak menteri jalan senget.

Anonymous said...

Aiyah this is because Nazri hammered Chedet so obviouslah. Price has to increase, how can the taxi drivers survive?

ayah said...

Dia yang samseng dia kata orang lain "crook". Eksyen sungguh kawan kita ni la.

High time thuggish behaviour in the cabinet is stamped out.

rayn said...

Hmm..when comes to goodies its from najib, when come to baddies its from nazri... This is also from Najib lah...

Anonymous said...

Nicely done, Rocky. Trying to put the blame on Nazri, making him the scapegoat. When its all done under the watch of najib.

Rocky, trying to be smart here has made you look so inhuman. All cabinet decisions are collective. The head honcho should take the responsibility.

Just like you used to blame Pak Lah for almost everything the government decided when he was PM. You have conveniently forgotten.

DISGUSTED MALE

donplaypuks® said...

Wasn't Nazri the guy who denied in Parliament that he gave out 15,000 taxi permits and then later admitted it was about 12,000?

This conspiracy to raise fares figures. That's why you should not vote BN/UMNO.

Fares were already put up 30% by schoolbus operators last year when it was $1.92 per litre. I know because my kids were affected. So, what's the rational for the increase now that its' come down to $1.80 per litre? And most taxis don't use this expensive petrol; they use Petronas LNG.

How are the poor, low and middle income groups going to manage? This UMNO/BN Govt cares nothing for the masses. This talk of 1 Malaysia ia all hogwash, eyewash, window dressing and plain BS!!

Khazanah, EPF etc among them own more than 80% of PLUS and some other Highways. Instead of buying out the minority parties, reducing tolls to a level sufficient to pay for maintenance and make say a 10% Return on Equity, all Njaib can think of is giving rebates to frequent users. This is not of much use to the masses. One suspects that vested interests of political parties is at work.

The Govt should force the toll operators to cut toll by 50% since they will still make a huge profit. If you don't believe that, let's have an open tender and we will see how many will bid with lower tolls for the projects even when no automatic increase in toll is allowed or Govt (Taxpayer)compensation for traffic shortfall!!

But, no. This Govt will continue to burden the poor and the masses? Who will you vote for Malaysians, come GE 2013?

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Anonymous said...

We can understand the plight of taxi drivers and school bus operators..

However most kids using school buses mainly come from the lower income group..

Keluarga2 miskin juga kebiasaan rumah mereka berjauhan dari sekolah yang terdekat.

Say one family earning RM1,500 (lower income group) with 4kids at RM60 each totalling 16% on his gross pay! Wang belanja, bayar itu ini aktiviti tambahan (after school hours) etc will come up to 20%! And I can bet many are earning less then RM1,000.

Gross pay 1,500
Less EPF/Socso aprox 150
Less transport/misc 200
Less sewa/loan rumah murah 300
Utilities 50
Pakaian keluarga (six) 200
Tambang bus sekolah 240
Makanan/ubatan....RM11 sehari!!

Jenuh kebulur ler keluarga ini!

hmmm... nampaknya solution yang mereka terpaksa mengambil, sembunyi anak2 mereka kat rumah waktu sekolah, kerana tak mampu..

Tambah pula PSMI telah dimansuhkan. Nak tiusyen lebih BI tak mampu.. Akhirnya, akan lahir generasi muda sekadar bekerja kat kilang...

SEDIH

donplaypuks® said...

And mind you, it's not just Nazri's 'gift', it's Najib's as well!

The PM has the over-riding authority to stop bad policy decisiosn by Ministers.

rocky said...

we are taken for a ride. lousy taxi, hire fares and taxis usually refuse fare and insist on not using meter.

go to bangkok, toyota Altis taxi, starts at RM3.5(Bhat35) due to traffic jams but medium to long distance, the fair is much cheaper than Malaysia. Taxi is so easy to get and 90% of them use meter and 5% who don't, you tell them meter and they will use it.

Subang to LCCT, here is RM55, in Bangkok same distance is RM23 + toll fares borne by customer.

BN...Barang Naik lo...Nazri is the crook, not Dr.M! wasn't his son involved in a murder investigation at Desa hartamas few years ago?

ah long said...

Malaysia Memang Boleh one :X

Anonymous said...

eh weird isnt it? rocky didnt spin this like it was from heaven?


ah groo

Pune Deck said...

SPRM please investigate Nazri!!!!

He had a file already known and he dare call Dr M, Hanif and Daim as samseng.

He stole from the poor taxi man from the street. The increase is top enrich himself.

Not to mention the Petrocard story.

This Freemason man should consider jumping out from the top floor of Parliment too.

Anonymous said...

1 malaysia

Anonymous said...

berapa ramai brader naik teksi dan guna bas? Ramai lagi guna kereta rasanya. Oklah tu...buat apa nak linkan dgn 20 percent diskaun? Hang ni saja ni... kata professional....sudah2lah tu... jangan nak mula.

Penanak Nasik

Anonymous said...

nazri, good job!! this is how umno can win more sit! ask Dr M to boooh him and see him runaway

zamri

Teratak Cahaya said...

INILAH DIA MENTERI YANG BERASA DAN MENJIWAI DENYUTAN NADI RAKYAT.....

HARAP BAPAK MENTERI TIDAK MENERIMA NASIB SAMA DENGAN PAK LAH.....APABILA SELURUH RAKYAT BERSATU UTK BELIAU MELETAK JAWATAN...

DIMANA KEPERLUAN RAKYAT HARUS DIUTAMAKAN....????

Teratak Cahaya said...

ADUHAI PAK MENTERI NAZRI, INIKAH DIA YANG DILAUNG-LAUNGKAN MERASAI DENYUTAN DAN DEGUPAN NADI RAKYAT...

BELAJARLAH DARI KESILAPAN PAK LAH, AKIBAT KENAIKAN HARGA MINYAK....SELURUH RAKYAT BANGKIT , BANGUN MENEKAN AGAR BELIAU MELETAK JAWATAN....

KEMANAKAH PERGI SUMPAH JAWATAN BAPAK MENTERI....AGAR KEUTAMAAN RAKYAT DIDAHULUKAN...???

ADAKAH KPI BAPAK NAZRI IALAH % KENAIKAN TAMBANG .....PENGANGKUTAN AWAM.....

INGAT....RAKYAT....INGAT ...UNDI RAKYAT...FIKIR-FIKIRLAH

Anonymous said...

tu pun teksi potong leher lah. price change or no, they behave like they can charge whatever they like.

Will they ever change??

TAXI

Anonymous said...

Why dont they just improve the buses...only 14 percent of malaysians use public transport...why? because they are like shit.

Nazri the shit head should use the buses...

sigh no point talking or or explaining to the jokers..they will just do what they want for their own baruas who got licenses...

Mati esok korang jawablah ek...tak kan berubah.

cubalah improve buses and their schedules, naikkan fare bus sikit, tapi comfortable and on time...and discount tickets for frequent users...depa ni semua pukimak lah aku cakap.

Nazi nazri

Anonymous said...

Teo,

what is so great abt issuing more permits for polluting taxis?

better improve buses, the routes and frequency.

look at KL, smog city.

we do not need expanded LRT linbes either to low load areas...WE NEED FUCKING IMPROVED BUSSES, BUS-STOPS THAT ARE COVERED AND IMPROVED ROUTES AND TIMETABLES!

FUCKING BODOH PUNYA MENTERI..

Cucu Tok Selampit said...

Tuan Rocky,

Kenapa kita hendak pentingkan diri sendiri. Pemandu teksi dan pengusaha syarikat bas bukan rakyat Malaysia juga kah. Kenapa mereka juga tidak layak hidup senang seperti kita. Kita sahaja yang tahu keperitan hidup. Pemandu teksi dan pengusaha bas tidak perlu sara hidup keluarga mereka kah?

Please stop being selfish.

Anonymous said...

I think it's fair that these fees rise. Why?

1) It has been offset by the toll discount.
2) The taxi fare has been too low for too long. Of course this applies to the starting pay for graduates as well but it's another topic for another day.

Regarding item 2)

a) Judging by the comments here, Malaysians have no consideration for the lower classes. While we think it's fair to work in a comfy office and receive pay increments yearly, we don't think it's fair for the taxi drivers who work in the sweltering Malaysian heat to get a pay rise.

b) Inflation will ALWAYS push prices up. Nay, it does not push prices up but devalues money. That RM2 does not buy the same things as it used to.


And to think most of the people commenting here won't even be using the taxi nor send their kids to school via bus!

Sgt Popcorn

Anonymous said...

Mr Rockey's

Apa ni Nazri...hari ini rakyat tak cakap pasal 0.04 sen , satu sen atau pun lima sen. Kalau ada sen pun semuanya di roundup. Apa punya menteri ini. Kalau nak naik tambang pun biarlah lojik sikit dan rondup sekali. Saya rasa Nazri masih berkira-kira nak beli mainan termurah dan membayar dengan duit satu sen yang dikumpulnya. Mana dia boleh perleceh Ybhg. Tun Dr. M . Jelas otaknya hanya mampu berfikir setakat itu sahaja. Lawyer konon.....heh...he. lawyer buruk..kut

Haronjanor

Jayzek said...

Pemandu teksi juga berhak untuk hidup lebih selesa dan membina kehidupan yang lebih baik. Justeru itu kenaikan tambang teksi membuka pintu rezeki kepada pemandu teksi.

Tetapi ada juga penghisap darah seperti teksi KLIA dan LCCT. Adakah anda tahu tambang teksi dari LCCT ke Tmn Melawati adalah RM125.00. Ini melampau! Satu tong gas NGV harga bawah RM15 pun tak habis pergi dan balik. Itu pun nak naik tambang lagi ke? Pirahhhhh...

DEEP THROAT said...

oh we focus on Nazri now issit? I am not finished with Teresa. Was she responsible for Fong PO Kuan's actions before last year's election? You find out...

Anonymous said...

ini saja u nak tulis rocky. orang mampus kat macc kau tak tulis.
oh aku lupa. ko dah kerja dengan kerajaan

Anonymous said...

Looking at it positively, lets hope the taximen respond likewise such as a hike in service, politeness and gratitude..

Orxyza

Alizul said...

In a way, what understanding said is correct. There's always two sides of the story: the plights of the taxi drivers and those of the users. The taxi drivers do not earn much (and the economic downturn will surely affect them), while the users continue to suffer from poor services.

I believe the solution has already been introduced before: every increase in fare must correspond with increase in excellence of service. Even if the results leave much to be desired - taxi drivers continue to deliver less than satisfactory services - I still think it's a fair solution. Maybe the problem lies in incorrect implementation strategies and poor enforcement.

Perhaps bloggers can contribute better solutions to an issue that affect the rakyat directly. Criticising policies is one thing, finding solutions is another matter altogether.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't he own a taxi company?

Anonymous said...

well said rayn 5.52 - some people have blind spots when it comes to their patrons!

jo

Anonymous said...

understanding?
looks like you are so understanding, taxi drivers and bus?
Who cares about the low income folks who use the public transport for everyday routine?
80 times monthly toll rate discounts is just for those who can afford to travel that much! and remember, the more you pass thru toll, the more they earn! So easy also need me to say?

Shariff said...

With Friends like Nazri...does UMNO need enemies?
This is the same idiot who called Tun Mahathir and Tun Hanif Omar as 'crooks'.
Unfortunately there are too many idiots in cabinet that need to be culled..

Anonymous said...

Yang pelikinya pulak, apa ke halnya teksi (LPKP) duduk bawah menteri Parlimen ni...sbb dia banyak control permit teksi, haulage (Bintang Grp satu darinya)..dan lain2 lagi melalui proksinya? Tak kan Najib tak tau kot..........
- Mat Rawang.

DIN said...

1Malaysia sudah kena 'kench'

apa cerita? hehehehe

Anonymous said...

Taxi service is no longer exclusives but essential to some. Not because they can afford it but to some of them, when the needs for any mode of transport services arises they just couldn't get a better alternatives.

To be fair to all parties concerned, they say if the fares do not goes up the industry would go down. So the fares must be up 30%. With this announcement, the industry would of course prefer not to wait but to jump at any opportunity.

However if the fares is up, it is the users who going to feel the gnaw. Definitely, some will make noise and the others may jump down Nazri's throat!

Now, what to do?

ANTIPERAK

Anonymous said...

hope the taxis will now start using the meter, do not be selective on destination, no more bargaining on fares..let improve your service!!! So its fair and you deserve it then..

JPJ

ChengHo said...

Kuala Lumpur taxi services the worse in this region....dirty n unfriendly driver....

Anonymous said...

Why so bias today, Rocky? He kicked your dog izzit?

Anonymous said...

Why? got nothing to say about Teoh? MACC have blood on their hands and you got nothing to say about that? Or now that you are MSM, you follow official line?

Is this want 1MAlaysia is all about? Like the Da vinci Code it has some hidden meaning maybe!

Anonymous said...

Dear bro bru...,

Wonder why Najib only announce the good thing. His minister got announce the bad thing. After this oil price increase dude. How smart Rosmah is (Najib advisor)


Mangkukrule

Rocky's Bru said...

Dear Cucu Tok Selampit,

Bukan tak mengenang keperitan hidup orang lain. Sebagai menteri, Nazri bertanggungjawab mencari cara terbaik mengatasi kemelut teksi ni.

Setakat naikkan tambang sebanyak 50 peratus dari RM2 hingga RM3, saya pun boleh buat, tak perlu ada penasihat atau pengalaman. Bukan naik 10 sen beb. Samalah spt Pak Lah naikkan minyak dan diesel dulu, bukan reti naik sikit2. (Lepas tu bagi rebet as an afterthought sebab baru sedar bukan semua rakyat Malaysia kaya raya).

Macamlah gaji orang yang bergantung pada teksi dan yang hantar anak kesekolah naik bas sekonyong-konyong naik jugak secara mendadak ..

Anonymous said...

Rocky,

Well, Mr. Nazri Aziz is the Santa Claus to public transport operators but the Mr. Fagins (a character in Oliver Twist written by Charles Dickens ) to the masses.

Prof Awe Kecik

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The Simple man said...

Rocky,

This is standard in BN govt. Najib will say something good and his goons will do the dirty job.
You will see this whenever something is given to the rakyat then the next day you will see Bandaraya or police or whoever will step up their saman work. So it doesn't suprise me. BN machinery at work at its best.

Anonymous said...

I dont understand why appointing this crook named Nazri. His name never failed to make it to the cabinet lines...

But I do understand why as a senior minister he failed to have a ministry by his own....and he can never attended cabinet meeting ok.

Hidung macam jalan keretapi si Nazri neh
YULI

Anonymous said...

Bravo,,,,PM 1 Malaysia di PerBODOHkan,,!!!!

Habuan kerana BN kalah d MANIK URAI,,!!!

Imagine,, duduk je dalam Teksi RM3,,kalu tersangkut dalan jam for 40 minuites,,how much we we have to pay for,,!!! What about coming back??????

Syabas BN,, for making us a fool,,
Sudahlah $$$$ tak ada,,,TAK BER HARI RAYA lah masyarakat ISLAM pada tahun ini,,!!!!

-BODO-

Anonymous said...

ermmm what do we expact from this bunch of politicians? they never feel or understand what we crying for. i wish i can be like one of the this minister son...dont have to worry to finish my school still can drove a convertable BMW and change sportrim with the price more then RM 20k, everynite just hangout buy firends drinks. minggle with young and cute female artist....feel bored? just go to Londong for vacation about 2 weeks....haaaaaa what a life.

Anonymous said...

Perfect. More motivation to drive instead of taking the bus. And you wonder why we are now ever more dependent on oil.

Anonymous said...

First 100 days price go down. After that price will be like superman - up,up and away ( beyond reach). Don't forget petrol up 20 sen effective from 1st September 2009.

Cicakman

Anonymous said...

Great timing for the announcement... right after the by-election. Why not before?

Old Fart said...

And the 12th Gift was the killing of Teoh! And that is supposed to signal to the rest of us about what to expect from UMNO's gangsters?

Anonymous said...

Hey! this is the guy who requested English to be taught in Bahasa Melayu :)

Anonymous said...

When Santa Claus (Najib) came way too early this year with his bagful of goodies, I somehow knew it was too good to be true.

When it's too good to be true, most likely it's not true.

So, what does that make Nazri?

He was a Mahathir basher during Dollah's reign of incompetencies. Looks like the role is still his under Najib. This is one guy who sure has an axe to grind with Mahathir.

Most importantly, has this perpetual scycophant now become Mr. Hyde to Najib's Dr. Jekyll? Is that how they want to play it?

Melati

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