Fleet card for subsidised diesel has litre limit, says Finance Ministry

PUTRAJAYA: The fleet card issued under the Subsidised Diesel Control System (SKDS) for 33 types of public transport and goods vehicles has a filling limit in terms of litres, not total value, says the Finance Ministry.

Deputy Finance Minister Lim Hui Ying said details on the utilisation of the fleet card would be announced by Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan.

"There is a limit in terms of litres, not amount (value), but I think we wait for Finance Minister II (Amir) to make the announcement. We are yet to fix that limit," she said.

Lim told reporters this after opening the 4th Malaysia Tax Policy Forum organised by the International Strategy Institute (ISI) on Tuesday (June 11).

Last Sunday (June 9), the government announced that the retail price of diesel in Peninsular Malaysia has been set at RM3.35 per litre effective June 10 under the targeted subsidy system. The diesel price will remain capped at RM2.15 per litre in Sabah, Sarawak, and Labuan.

Under the diesel subsidy rationalisation, the government has set diesel prices for eligible sectors, including SKDS 2.0 for logistics vehicles at RM2.15 per litre; SKDS 1.0 for land public transport, including school buses, express buses, ambulances, and fire engines remains at RM1.88 per litre; and subsidised diesel for fishermen was maintained at RM1.65 per litre.

Asked about complaints from private diesel vehicle owners that the RM200 monthly cash subsidy under the Budi Madani initiative was insufficient, Lim said the amount was adequate based on studies and engagements that had been conducted.

She said the RM200 would be maintained for now but would be reviewed to see if there was a need to increase the amount after receiving feedback. – Bernama

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