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Monday September 2, 2013 MYT 8:24:00 PM
Tuesday September 3, 2013 MYT 7:42:33 AM
by joseph loh
Motorists queuing up at a petrol station in Georgetown, Penang. Starpix by LIM BENG TATT
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian motorists are setting Twitter abuzz following Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's announcement that the subsidies for petrol and diesel would be reduced by 20 sen starting 12.01am Tuesday.
Brendon Lee (@BrendonWLee) posted at 7.56pm Monday that he would be "braving myself for the long queue at petrol stations tonight."
User Johan F. Khairuddin (@jfkjohan) however, did not appear too keen on joining the long queues at petrol station.
"not dat i'm rich, but I just can't see the logic in potentially spending hours in a cue, just to save a few ringgit on petrol? #TimeVsMoney," he posted at 7:45pm.
Similarly, Ginny Yap (@babyginz) said; "And the time to line up etc etc + petrol burnt while lining up...all worth less den RM10 meh :p haha not worth lo".
Others seemed determined to save as much as possible, as Juwei Ong (@Juweibug) noticed; "So many people lining up for petrol now. Some even brought extra external tank and fill in petrol".
Others were already braving the long queues at petrol stations such as user TheBeast (@ThamJunHao) who posted at 8.08pm; "My blood pressure is directly proportional to the price of petrol..and it's getting higher.."
Raz Weirdos (@razweirdos) was another who wanted to fuel up when he tweeted; "Rushing to the petrol station to fill up petrol before 20cents increment... Then realized i always use Ron97 #malaysia #ron95".
Zee Kin (@TAIZEEKIN) however, took issue with the term 'price hike', tweeting; "please rephase OK. Not petrol price increase 20 sen. Its 'Subsidy reduced by 20 sen'. Use the correct language :)".However, Silvennia Silsendrea (@silvennia) was quick to respond, and replied; "@TAIZEEKIN what's the diff LOL".
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Fuel subsidy, Petrol, Najib Tun Razak, Diesel
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