SHAH ALAM, June 22 – The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has given assurances that the supply of sugar for local consumption is adequate.
His deputy minister Datuk Rosol Wahid said the ministry discovered that the Malayan Sugar Manufacturing (MSM) Co. Bhd factory in Perai, Penang, was recently facing a technical problem which resulted in a shortage of sugar stocks in the East Coast States.
âIn Kuantan, Pahang, I received information that there was a one week delay in the delivery of supplies, and a similar situation also occurred in Terengganu. However, I contacted the wholesalers again before I came here and they told me the sugar shipments had arrived.
“So there is no supply problem, only delayed deliveries following the problem at the MSM plant in Perai but I am being told that the plant is operational again,” he said. today.
Rosol was speaking at a press conference after visiting the Central Sugar Refinery (CSR) Sdn Bhd factory here to inspect the operation and production of the manufacturer-level sugar supply for national needs from the country.
âWe are satisfied with the result of the visit and at the same time, the Perai plant has become operational again.
“Sugar is a necessity and we are not doing it to become a new food shortage problem in our country,” he added. – Bernama