Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr Hiew King Cheu said the silent protest launched at noon for 15 minutes yesterday on all roads in Sabah against the steep fuel price increase was a success. “From the response of the general public observed today, that was a true reflection of their feelings and sufferings over the fuel price increase. During noon, the roads in the major towns in Sabah showed a great decrease in the traffic flow,” said Hiew who is also the DAP Kota Kinabalu Chairman. He said the fuel price hike not only caused hardship amongst the low income group, but also affected the middle class. “The survey conducted by Sabah DAP shows that the general public has begun feeling the pinch and the heavy financial constraint on their shoulder. Many are also working out plans to cut daily expenses or skip meal in between. The rich may not feel it, but the poor are the first one who get hit,” he added.