July 2, 2008
Do Not Leave Us Out
By T.K. Sheth
IN view of the recent fuel price hike, I hope the government does not leave out pensioners.
Not all pensioners own cars, but the chain effect of the electricity rates hike from yesterday, the increase in cooking oil, flour, rice and the spiralling effect on vegetables, roti canai and teh tarik will affect all pensioners.
The government should come out with a mechanism to help pensioners - rebates on LRTs, buses, electricity bill payment, etc. Include all pensioners when giving out incentives. Pensioners should be rewarded, not forgotten.
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