Afraid of losing more customers, hawkers absorb losses

Khoo Gek San

Despite the rise in prices of goods and raw materials, which have pushed up hawkers’ overhead costs, they have decided not to increase their food prices. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 24, 2021.

HAWKERS are absorbing losses caused by reduced business and expensive raw material, as they simply cannot afford to keep losing customers, which would lead to closing down their businesses for good.

These business owners told The Malaysian Insight the rise in prices of goods and raw materials due to the Covid-19 pandemic have pushed up their operating costs.

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