KUANTAN, June 17 – The Ministry of Home Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will propose that premises selling items related to home teaching and learning (PdPR) be allowed to operate throughout the lockdown period.
His deputy minister, Datuk Rosol Wahid, said the proposal would be forwarded to the National Security Council (MKN) for consideration and that among the premises that should be allowed to open, subject to standard operating procedures, were shops selling books and stationery as well as printing works. stores.
âWe have heard complaints from parents about difficulties in purchasing items like stationery and homework tools or printing homework given by teachers since PdPR took over.
“We realize that some do not have printers at home or are running out of ink, which makes it difficult for children to complete their homework,” he told reporters after visiting the Felda store. Bukit Goh D’Mart, here today.
He was also optimistic that the suggestion would be properly considered as it was a necessity these days, in addition to taking into consideration the decline in Covid-19 cases recently.
Meanwhile, Rosol expects the issue of rising prices for three and five kilogram (kg) bottled cooking oil to be settled soon based on the discussion between the KPDNHEP, the Ministry of Industry and Plantation Raw Materials and the Ministry of Finance yesterday.
“The discussion took place in a harmonious environment and there are positive issues which will be announced shortly by the KPDNHEP minister or the finance minister,” he said.
Asked about the possibility of a rise in vegetable prices following the enforcement of the Enhanced Movement Control Ordinance (EMCO) in several areas of the Cameron Highlands, Rosol said this should not happen as the government allowed the agricultural sector and its chain to continue operating.
The ministry, he said, will also hold discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries to ensure that the vegetable supply will not be affected due to the June 14-27 EMCO applied in the 670 hectare agricultural areas of the Cameron Highlands.
He hopes consumers facing a sudden surge in vegetable prices to file a complaint with the KPDNHEP for investigation and immediate action. – Bernama