“The oil price in Saudi Arabia has gone up by 50%,” Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.
“Saudi Arabia, an oil-rich country, increased its oil price by 50 percent, yet Malaysians are complaining over 20 sen hikes”, he added.
“So do not confuse the rakyat and instigate them,” he said, referring to Opposition politicians who have hit out at the implementation of GST and opposed fuel price hikes in Malaysia.
“Here, we make a fuss over an increase of 10 sen to 20 sen,” he told new homeowners of Residensi Kerinchi, an new apartment block for those who were relocated from the now demolished Kerinchi flats in Kuala Lumpur
Najib’s Facebook page was earlier this month inundated with “20 sen” comments after the retail price for RON95 increased by 20 sen to RM2.30 per litre.
Saudi Arabia in 2016 increased the per litre retail price for RON95 from 0.6 riyals (71sen) to 0.9 riyals (RM1.07), a 50 percent hike.