... dipetik dari TheEdgeMalaysia.com ....Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin’s message in response to On the likelihood of an increase in the electricity tariff in view of the recent hike in petrol and LPG prices, Chin said the government has agreed in principle with his ministry that there is a need to review the electricity tariff due to the increase in cost and fuel prices.
“The only [thing] the Cabinet did not agree to is to implement it right away. We have been told to put on hold the proposal to increase the tariff to a time the government feels is more suitable.
“This is a matter for the Economic Council. Once the Economic Council agrees that there is date for us to implement it, then we will implement it. But as long as we don’t get a date from the Economic Council chaired by the PM (prime minister), I cannot do anything,” he said, adding if the government goes ahead to increase the tariff, it may escalate the cost of living.
This article appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, December 10, 2010.