How many of you all understand the differences between RON 95 and RON 97?
In general, RON 95 will produce more kicking for the engine and RON 97 produce less kicking to the engine.
In laymen terms, RON 95 hurt the engine more as compare to RON 97. If you check your user manual for your car, it will state which petrol grade that is suitable for your car. In general, most of the car in this region has been configured to run on minimum RON 95.
The recent announcement does not come as a surprise since previous minister Shahrir Samad has given some indications or hints on this before.
In Harian Metro, "Pengguna untung 5 sen guna RON 95"
In The Star, "RON95 to be priced 25 sen cheaper than RON97"
Our new Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob seems to fare even worst than his predecessor Datuk Shahrir Samad.
If Ismail Sabri Yaakob do not understand about the differences between RON 95 vs RON 97, appreciate if he can go do some research before giving press conferences. RON 95 will definitely hurt the engine more as compare to RON 97.
Beside, with the current crude oil price floating around USD $60 per barrel. Do all of you know that we are paying petrol tax to the government for every litre of petrol that we pump into our car. In another words, government is making money from the people every second in a day. Previous report estimated that government is making RM 8 - 10 million a day from the petrol tax when crude oil price is around USD 40 per barrel.