There, I finally found definitive proof from EPU from the year 2005 that Mahathir has been taxing petrol for decades instead of subsidizing it.
I had suspected this before when comparing historical oil prices versus Malaysia retail prices and also looking at the subsidy payments from the historical govt accounts.
However, it is good to get explicit proof via an official govt document.
Meanwhile, PakaTun Cap Bunga people dunno this and still live in denial and thinks Mahathir subsidized them heavily.
PakaTun people are unhappy with Najib for removing subsidies but PakaTun people are very happy that Mahathir did not subsidize them but taxed them instead.
Cap Bunga people are deluded.