LABUAN – Motorcyclists here with machines of 150cc and below can continue enjoying the fuel fill-up for free once a month this year under an initiative by Labuan Umno Youth.
More than 800 youths took advantage of the programme held for more than three hours at the Durian Tunjung Petronas station last night.
Federal Territory Umno Youth vice-chief, Datuk Mohd Rafi Ali Hassan, who is also Labuan Umno Youth chief, said the initiative was part of the party wing’s efforts to help lessen the financial burden of youths in view of the rising cost of living and the economic uncertainty.
“We took the initiative after discussing it with Labuan MP Datuk Rozman Isli and we agreed to continue to organise it (free fuel fill-up) every month this year,” he told Bernama today.
“We are doing it after considering the youths who have lost their jobs in the oil and gas companies, and the fluctuating global oil price,” said Mohd Rafi, who is also political secretary to the Federal Territories Minister.
A motorcyclist who identified himself as Yussof Bakar, 29, commended Labuan Umno Youth for the initiative, saying it was also a good platform for the island’s youth to foster good rapport with the local leaders. – BERNAMA