Home Office ready to mobilize its agencies to help the Department of Internal Trade curb leaks of subsidized cooking oil

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Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin attends ‘Majlis Silaturahim Pendekar’ at Everly Hotel in Putrajaya on July 17, 2022. — Photo by Ahmad Zamzahuri

Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:06 PM MYT

PUTRAJAYA, 17 July – The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) is ready to mobilize its agencies such as the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to assist the Ministry of Domestic Commerce and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) in curbing oil spills subsidized cooking.

Interior Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said his ministry was ready to work with the KPDNHEP on issues concerning the welfare of the people to ensure that no party misused the property whose the population needs.

“From my experience as a Minister responsible for the same issues when I was Minister for Internal Trade, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs, I only use the app available through agencies under my ministry.

“Since they (KPDNHEP) are asking to cooperate, we have no problem doing so. What is important to us is that we have the app that we can use not just in terms of certain laws but to help in any way we can,” he told media after attending the a dating program with Persatuan Dunia Seni Silat Melayu Malaysia, here today.

On June 30, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi reportedly said his ministry would “borrow” officers from other law enforcement agencies to carry out operations to address the shortage and leakage of cooking oil supply in the country.

Nanta said the operations would not only be concentrated at the border, but also inside the country, especially against producers or manufacturers suspected of trying to abuse the local cooking oil market.

Asked about the progress of the decision made by the Registrar of Companies (RoS) on Umno’s request for a constitutional amendment, Hamzah said he was not involved in the decision made by the department.

“As I mentioned earlier, I don’t know anything about it. They will only come to see me when called.

“Before that (the decision was made), I have no authority. Some people said I had authority, that’s not true,” he said.

In May, Umno approved an amendment to the party’s constitution that allows his party’s elections to be held no later than six months after the general election, to give members space to focus on electoral work. The Constitutional Amendment Notice was submitted to the RoS on May 17.

On July 7, RoS reportedly said that the decision on Umno’s request to amend the constitution would be known no later than July 16 (yesterday). — Bernama

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