Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thursday June 5, 2008 THESTAR
Scenes of chaos at petrol stations
PETALING JAYA: Most major roads in the city were grid-locked as long queues of cars lined up at petrol stations to fill up in time before petrol pumps adjusted their prices.
The scene was repeated in most cities and towns around the country such as Johor Baru, Penang, and even Miri.

Popular stop: Vehicles waiting to fill up at a petrol station in Kampung Baru Wednesday night.

The jams started even before the 5pm announcement by the Prime Minister. SMSes had been circulating earlier saying that petrol was going to cost RM2.70 a litre.
In Kuala Lumpur and here, any road with a petrol station was clogged as queues as long as several kilometres formed.
Tempers also flared when drivers reacted angrily at those who jumped queue.

Swamped: Motorists inching their way to two petrol kiosks at Jalan Baru in Prai after the announcement by the Prime Minister Wednesday.

They also blew their top when some petrol stations shut their pumps, claiming that their stocks had been exhausted.
Many drivers thought that they closed because they were hoping to sell at the higher prices.
“The Government should take action against such unscrupulous practices,” an angry Chan Teik Keen, a consultant, said.

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