Ministry of Internal Trade Ensures Adequate Supply of Subsidized Sachet Cooking Oil in Penang | Malaysia

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The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has stepped up operations to ensure an adequate supply of subsidized sachet cooking oil in Penang. — Photo by Ahmad Zamzahuri

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 30 – The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs has stepped up operations to ensure an adequate supply of subsidized sachet cooking oil in Penang.

Its state director, Mohd Ridzuan Ab Ghapar, said law enforcement teams had carried out inspections at 4,011 business premises so far this month to ensure there were no there was no abuse involving the subsidized article.

“Currently, production of subsidized packaged cooking oil in Penang is 3.3 million kilograms (kg) per month, three times the state’s population of about one million.

“So far, the supply of cooking oil is sufficient and complaints about the shortage have diminished,” he told reporters after an inspection operation at Pasar Awam Tanjung Bungah in conjunction with the program of Festive season maximum price control from Jan 29 to Feb 4 for Chinese. New Year.

Previously, media reported shortages of 1kg polybag cooking oil in Penang following complaints from small traders and consumers about difficulties in obtaining the product.

Mohd Ridzuan said the ministry has conducted retail-level inspections involving 24 packaging companies and 800 wholesalers to ensure the supply of cooking oil is adequate and there are no irregularities. at all levels.

In a related development, he said there was a slight disruption in the supply of chicken eggs to the market due to lack of production at farmer level, not along the supply chain, as the media reported it two days ago.

“The situation will soon return to normal as farmers have taken several immediate steps to resolve the shortage,” he said. — Bernama

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