I REFER to the letter by “Disappointed” on Malaysians working in Singapore who are subject to the market price for fuel. I would like to point out that Malaysians working in Singapore do not pay Malaysian income tax as they are subject to tax in the republic.
Secondly, as they drive Singapore-registered vehicles, they do not pay Malaysian road tax, or for that matter even excise duties on purchasing Malaysian cars. So for the life of me, I do not understand why they should be entitled to fill up their Singapore cars with fuel subsidised by Malaysian taxpayers.In the same vein, I would not begrudge a foreigner who is employed in Malaysia and subject to tax laws here the right to fill up his fuel tank with subsidised fuel. It should be made clear that the entitlement to subsidised fuel should apply to Malaysian taxpayers and not all Malaysians. Malaysians who do not contribute to the tax coffers surely should not be entitled to subsidies paid for by other Malaysians.
Malaysian Taxpayer, Johor Baru
More kilometres for money: Singapore-registered vehicles rushing to fill up their tanks with cheaper petrol across the causeway at a petrol station located near the Johor Customs before the blanket ban ruling.
Now we all have to brace ourselves to the effect this price rise and the electricity price rise will have on our inflationary rate. With ceilings for a lot of price controlled items now being abolished, this will surely be a painful experience. I just hope that somehow we can tame this beast, as however you look at it a belt-tightening will be in order. And forget about having street protests, grow up as this is your welcome to the real world.
Well all tis hassle about foreign cars now been resolved. Ban already lifted ma. Needless mess for the past few days.