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erictan26
30-06-2005, 10:09 PM
Since yesterday there already be a guessing game on price hike of petrol. And tonight, seems that everybody treat it is happening and start Q at petrol station. Why, tell me why? Is it malaysia without any official way to look for a fact when you heard somebody telling you some unofficial things. Dont we have newspaper, TV stations, radio stations. The press should have the most update news. If there is any hike for the petrol, there should be official announment from the relevant ministry, this should be happening before the working hour and the bulletin news at 8 pm will be sure broadcast it.
Those that Q up at the petrol station are believe that the relevant ministry purposely wait until late nite for the announment. If that is true, it will be a NEWS for a civil servant to do that.Why should they bother to hold the announment till late nite, they will just give out the notice and punch the card at sharp 5 pm.

concern!!!
01-07-2005, 12:34 AM
yup.. thats malaysian..
anyway... the "fact" we c in newspaper/tv/etc also not really the fact as we know..

Ski
01-07-2005, 08:29 AM
Hi
Sure you are right most Malaysians love to belive in rumours . Yesterday was the proof..all those who rushed to fill up their tanks yesterday must be kicking thier butts and feeling stupid.


The Petrol Stations must had a field day reaping the $$$$ especially the ones which were not doing well :D

ginaphan
01-07-2005, 10:37 AM
I doubt this kind of behaviour is unique to Malaysians. It's human nature and you see it everyday and everwhere. People who like listening to rumours actually feel a sense of power that they know something that you don't. Hence, they spend a lot of energy and time getting these unsubstantiated info. If they know it earlier than you, they actually feel they come up tops. This is the motivation for gossip.

It's not like they are gullible but they want to be the one to tell everybody they know so that they are recognised for it. (The revered knowledgeable one). You can see them everyday in the office - "I know something that you don't. I am closer to the boss than you are".

The first thing I did was check this forum and immediately knew that it was just a rumour. THANK YOU, guys!

JackRyan1975
01-07-2005, 11:52 AM
Probably the rumour would have turned into a fact, but screeched to a halt at the last minute. Big bro may have deliberately made a U-turn just as such rumours are escalating beyond control. Baffles me as he was the one who started the ball rolling on petrol price increase.

ceo684
01-07-2005, 01:24 PM
Since yesterday there already be a guessing game on price hike of petrol. And tonight, seems that everybody treat it is happening and start Q at petrol station. Why, tell me why? Is it malaysia without any official way to look for a fact when you heard somebody telling you some unofficial things. Dont we have newspaper, TV stations, radio stations. The press should have the most update news. If there is any hike for the petrol, there should be official announment from the relevant ministry, this should be happening before the working hour and the bulletin news at 8 pm will be sure broadcast it.
Those that Q up at the petrol station are believe that the relevant ministry purposely wait until late nite for the announment. If that is true, it will be a NEWS for a civil servant to do that.Why should they bother to hold the announment till late nite, they will just give out the notice and punch the card at sharp 5 pm.

Because the last time, only 9pm confirm naik. MISSED the 8pm news. How convinient :D

Timo
01-07-2005, 01:46 PM
Probably some of our 'interest' in rumours can be put down to the fact that we cannot trust our media and our government to be totally honest and transparent. Hence the need for us to rely on other sources of information.

isarahim
01-07-2005, 02:21 PM
Well put Timo.

In addition, it turns out that - with out any parallel anywhere else in the world - rumours eventually turn out to be the facts, or at least very near the facts.

Rumours in Malaysia have a much higher accuracy rate than the media. That's a very unique situation.

Often you do not spread further a rumour unless you've heard it from at least two unrelated sources. That in itself is a filtering mechanism as good as anyone.

Specifically for the petrol price rumour, I think people also know - regardless whether they admit it or not - that price of petrol will increase; inevitably and unavoidably. It's just a matter of time, now, next month, next quarter? Doesn't matter. Whenever we try to resist, we will be penalised the harder due to price differentials. It's a losing battle and a battlefield we shouldn't even be on.

aroki
01-07-2005, 02:36 PM
Probably some of our 'interest' in rumours can be put down to the fact that we cannot trust our media and our government to be totally honest and transparent. Hence the need for us to rely on other sources of information.
How true!! It is also a culture thing, look at all those surat layang..and usually they(rumours & surat layang) are close to the whole truth.Ppl dare not tell someone the truth right to the other persons face. They rather do it by other means and have no problem doing so.

Ski
01-07-2005, 03:49 PM
Hi
We are daily bombarded with all sorts of 'news'and some very juicy and sensational going ons via sms and emails..items we love to read first hand. Anyone with normal senses should verify their validity.

Some of these rumours acted upon can be very costly.

dragonfly
01-07-2005, 10:18 PM
When rumours were rife the last time that petrol prices were going up, I treated those news as 'rumours'. I didn't go and fill up. Alas, the rumour turned out to be true! This time when the rumours again surfaced in the midst of hints by PM, I took it for granted and headed to fill up. 55 liters for my MPV, to be exact.....hoping to 'save' about RM5.50 if price goes by 10sen/liter. Although there is no hike yet.....the fuel in my tank is not a waste!! :D :D