Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Rosol Wahid. — photo by Bernama
Sunday 05 June 2022 14:02 MYT
KUALA BERANG, June 5 – The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has said that the supply of wheat flour in the country is stable and sufficient, its Deputy Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid has said.
He said, however, that for the subsidized wheat flour, its production had to be reduced in the market due to soaring prices globally.
He added that the population should not panic as the supply of basic foodstuffs in the market has so far been sufficient, but there is a slight price increase of between 10 and 30 percent.
“In terms of supply, it is not affected…only an increase in prices, due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the cost of transport which has risen sharply.
“As for subsidized wheat flour, a special wheat flour for B40, the reduction does not affect traders who make roti canai, kuih, etc.,” he said after passing review Kedai Prihatin sales program here today.
Meanwhile, Rosol said the government would continue to monitor the price of blended palm oil for cooking in the market, even though the product was not subject to maximum price controls.
According to him, consumers can report if there are merchants selling the product at an exorbitant price.
He said pure palm oil, sold in one to five kilogram bottles, is under the control of the ministry.
“If traders are found to be selling more than the set ceiling price, action can be taken under the Price Control and Anti-Profit Control Act 2011 (AKHAP 2021).
“Also, if there are traders who are making excessive profits from the sale of blended palm oil, the public can file a complaint and we will take action,” he said. — Bernama