BUKIT LANJAN: Why is diesel more expensive than petrol (RON95) in Malaysia?

Shocked at the RM54,502 road tax for a Rolls-Royce? Here’s Malaysia’s unique road tax structure explained
In Feature Stories / By Hafriz Shah / 11 March 2015 8:51 pm
Photos of a locally-registered Rolls-Royce Ghost bearing a shocking RM54,502 road tax disc (included below) went viral on social media platforms yesterday. A yearly road tax worth the price of a brand new Perodua Myvi? Surely not?
(PULSE OF BUKIT LANJAN NOTE: NOTHING SHOCKING! IF YOU CAN AFFORD A ROLLS ROYCE YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY EVEN MORE! IT’S YOUR CHOICE TO WANT TO USE LUXURY CARS!)
Well, that number is totally legit, seeing that it’s a vehicle with a 6.6 litre (6,592 cc) engine that is company-registered. Key in the same parameters into our handy road tax calculator on CarBase.my and you’ll get the exact same figure: RM54,502. Now, how can a car’s road tax go up that high, we hear you ask? Spare a few minutes as we explain Malaysia’s unique road tax structure in detail … for more, go to https://paultan.org/2015/03/11/malaysia-road-tax-structure-explained/

BUKIT LANJAN: Why is diesel more expensive than petrol (RON95) in Malaysia?

There’s something not right about petrol and diesel prices.

Why is diesel more expensive than petrol (RON95)?

“Diesel used to be very much cheaper than petrol. And that was why owners of diesel vehicles had to pay much higher road tax than petrol-engine cars,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff.

“Also, lets not forget that most public transport vehicles use diesel. Therefore, diesel should be made cheaper for lower public transport cost and fares,” he added.

For more, go to https://paultan.org/2015/03/11/malaysia-road-tax-structure-explained/

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), urged the federal government to look into lowering the price of diesel for public transport.


“If need be, diesel should at least be subsidised for public transport vehicles like taxis, buses and lorries. It is definitely time for the federal government to consider this to help lower the prices of goods and services,” he added.

Other fuels like kerosene and cooking gas should also be considered for subsidy for commercial use, like restaurants and hawkers, to help lower prices of goods and services to fight inflation.

Here’s what was posted by online news portal Free Malaysia Today (FMT) on this week’s fuel prices:

"January 17, 2018
Petrol prices up 4 sen, diesel remains unchanged
FMT Reporters



PETALING JAYA: Petrol prices will go up by 4 sen while diesel remains unchanged effective midnight.

The price of RON95 will increase to RM2.30 from RM2.26 per litre, while the price of RON97 will rise to RM2.57 from RM2.53 per litre previously.

The price of diesel remains unchanged at RM2.32 per litre.

The new prices will be in effect from Jan 18 to 24.

This was announced on the domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism ministry’s Twitter account and website on Wednesday evening.

The weekly fuel pricing mechanism came into effect on March 29 last year. Prices of petrol and diesel were placed on a managed monthly float system since Dec 1, 2014, following the removal of fuel subsidies.

Why you should consider a diesel as your next car
By Kenny Yeo - 24 Jul 2016,1:25pm
How are diesel and petrol engines different?
The diesel and petrol engines that are used in most cars are highly similar. In essence, they are internal combustion engines that work using a two or four-stroke cycle. In an internal combustion engine, the power cycle is made up of four phases: intake, compression, power and exhaust. In the intake phase, air is drawn into cylinder through the opening intake valve. In the compression phase, the intake valve closes and air is compressed with fuel. At this point, the mixture of fuel and air is ignited to cause an explosion. It is this explosion that causes the piston to downwards and drive the crankshaft to produce motion. This is the power phase. The final phase is exhaust where the spent air-fuel mixture is expelled out of the cylinder through the opening exhaust valve so that a new cycle may begin … for more, go to http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feature-why-you-should-consider-diesel-your-next-car/diesel-vs-petrol-engines


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