The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has called on the Government to reconsider the move by Tenaga Nasional to increase electricity tariff.

In a statement, FMM said it was disappointed with the “huge” 16.85% increase in tariff for the industrial category, as well as the one-month’s notice ahead of the Jan 1, 2014 implementation date.

While it understood the need to rationalise subsidies and increase energy tariff rates, FMM said the double digit hike would impose further difficulties on the industry in the wake of the implementation of minimum wage and retirement age policies.

“There is also the impending increase in gas pricing, along with various other proposals in the pipeline, such as unemployment insurance, environmental cess and incre­ase in FiT (Feed-in Tariff) contributions,” it said, adding that these matters would significantly increase the cost of doing business.

Cinapek yang ada bisnes besar pun tak tahan dengan kenaikan. Ko cuba bayangkan. Apa lagi Melayu macam kita ni. Yang berpeluh nak cukupkan bulan sebelum dapat gaji baru.

Ana setuju sangat kalau ada pihak yang nak bawa isu ini ke jalanraya. DAP ke. PKR ke. Pas boleh ikut habis-habisan.

Sebelum itu, cuba kita tengok beberapa perkara:-

i) 70 % isirumah tak terlibat dengan kenaikan. Ana tak tahu siapa lah.

ii) 960,000 masih dapat FREE (penyokong UMNO lettew)

iii) 70 peratus letrik disubsidi kerajaan.

iv) PETRONAS rugi 17 bilion.

v) Total subsidi RM199 bilion

Ana tak tahulah angka ini betul atau tidak. Ada blogger UMNO yang email ana.

Peduli apa kalau 90 % rumah yang dapat free pun. Kalau ada sebab nak jatuhkan gomen, jatuhkan ajer.