KUCHING, Dec 6: The introduction of Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) red liquified natural gas (LPG) cylinders is Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) ruling government’s pre-election stunt to please the people.
This is the view of Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) publicity secretary Arthur Wong as he believed that there is no obvious benefit to Sarawakians because the selling price of this new brand is just the same as other existing ones.
“Sarawak ruling alliance GPS is trying to create pre-election ‘feeling good’ mood amongst Sarawak people by introducing red gas cylinders at a similar price as yellow and green gas cylinders.
“Such GPS’ pre-election stunt met adverse online response from Sarawak people questioning the purpose of having another brand selling at the same price as the existing suppliers with no obvious benefit to Sarawak consumers,” he said in a statement today.
Further rebutting on the reason of having smaller-sized Sarawak’s own LPG cylinder brand to ensure easier transport to remote areas, Wong stated that improvements could be made on existing suppliers and delivery system without introducing a new brand with the same price.
He added the people of Sarawak are more interested to know whether the state government owns any oil and gas fields and if not, is the state government getting supplies from national oil corporation Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas).
“If Petros does not have any oil and gas field, is it getting supply from Petronas? And would Petros share its profit with Sarawak people?
“If Petros red colour cylinder gas could not benefit directly Sarawak consumers, Sarawak people have all the reasons to question the motive,” said Wong. — DayakDaily