Upholding fair play amid subsidy reforms


IN a move towards fiscal prudence, the Malaysian government recently rolled back blanket diesel subsidies, transitioning to a more targeted approach to ensure that only those who truly need aid receive the benefits.

While this shift is essential to curb rampant smuggling and leakages, it has unfortunately given rise to a concerning trend: Some merchants and distributors are opportunistically hiking prices under the pretext of increased fuel costs.

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