Here we are bombarding the Government, over the increased oil prices, how we have been robbed of the earnings of Petronas, and how everyday living is a misery. The PAS Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak in Kedah, goes on a pleasure trip of 10 days to Egypt, and comes back with the grand idea that he would form a joint committee with the Al-Azhar University, not to improve the economic conditions of Kedah, which was once the rice bowl, and now suffering, but to improve the student’s proficiency in the Arabic language. He is worried that those with Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia qualification, had failed in their studies in Egypt owing to poor command of the language. I thought that was the work of the Education Ministry. Next I won’t be surprised, he will bring in experts from Egypt to tide over the difficulties of the increase in oil price, electric tariff, shortage of rice and the increased prices, general increased prices of all goods and services and what have you. The money he spend on this trip would defiantly help some poor families in Kedah. Do you think he will last as MB of Kedah. Please Kedahans change him first.
JITRA, June 7 (Bernama) — The state government will make adjustments to the state budget following the hike in petrol and diesel prices, Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak said Saturday.
Describing as “abrupt and hasty” the federal government’s decision to raise fuel prices, he said the adjustments would be tabled in the next sitting of the state assembly.
The adjustments were inevitable as the sudden 40 per cent increase in petrol price and diesel by 63 per cent would push up the state’s operational expenditure, said Azizan who returned yesterday from a 10-day visit to Egypt.
The federal government should have been more considerate by increasing fuel prices gradually in order not to burden the people, he told reporters after opening an art and cultural programme at Kampung Siputeh.
To tide over with the spiralling global oil price, the government raised petrol price to RM2.70 a litre and diesel to RM2.58 a litre effective Thursday.
On his visit to Egypt, Azizan said state government would form a joint committee with the Al-Azhar University to improve students’ proficiency in the Arabic language.
Many Malaysian students, including from religious schools and those with Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia qualification, had failed in their studies in Egypt owing to poor command of the language.