Thursday, September 8, 2005

Govt announces steps to ease the public's burden

PETALING JAYA: The Government has announced four steps to ease the public’s burden brought on by escalating prices of consumer goods.

The steps, which were announced through a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday, are:

·NOT to increase the price of fuel until the end of this year.

·REDUCING the road tax by as much as 80% depending on engine capacity and type of use.

·DEFERING any toll increase for this and next year.

·INCREASING aid distributed by the Social Welfare Department to senior citizens, disadvantaged children and the poor.

Read article...Govt announces steps to ease the public's burden..The Star

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