Why Dewan Rakyat must weigh in on food inflation

To combat soaring prices of food, the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry will hold a twice-monthly sale offering basic goods at prices 15-20% lower than the market rates in 222 parliamentary constituencies. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, December 4, 2020.

* Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

THE frustration of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and his cohort at being denied the right to debate the issue of spiralling prices of food and other essential items in the Dewan Rakyat recently is well understood and appreciated by Malaysians.

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