A costly concern of the people

Mustafa K. Anuar

Deputy Domestic Trade And Consumer Affairs Minister Rosol Wahid told Parliament yesterday that enforcement officers did not find any evidence of a 200% price hike on vegetables as reported. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, November 26, 2021.

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar

PRICES of certain essential items have gone up and become a cause for concern for ordinary Malaysians, particularly the financially strapped, following the economic slowdown post-pandemic.

The Consumers’ Association of Penang, for instance, has raised an alarm about increased prices of vegetables, which are important food items for Malaysians and, therefore, should not be hiked up beyond their reach.

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