Floods: Adequate Food Supplies in Kelantan, No Panic Buying, Ministry of Internal Trade Says | Malaysia


People shop at a supermarket in Subang Jaya a day before the Movement Control Order (MCO) comes into effect on January 12, 2021. — Photo by Miera Zulyana

KOTA BARU, Feb. 27 – Food supplies in flood-affected areas of the state are adequate and no panic buying has been reported so far, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) said. ).

Kelantan KPDNHEP Chief Law Enforcement Officer Azanizam Affendi Juri said constant monitoring was carried out with designated vendors to ensure items were properly stored.

“The natural disaster contingency plan established before, especially for floods, is the benchmark for the procurement of state assets. In fact, so far the 99 designated wholesalers and 225 retailers have not been affected by the floods,” he said today when contacted by Bernama.

Azanizam Affendi said the KPDNHEP has also appointed 41 wholesalers and 53 selected retailers in each constituency in the state ahead of the floods and they are allowed to store controlled items above 30% of the license limit.

“All those named have a role to provide buffer stock to Kelantan KPDNHEP in case the flooding worsens.

He said the KPDNHEP regularly engages with relevant government agencies and industries for coordination purposes, especially with regards to supplying flood-affected areas. — Bernama


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