Food prices set to rise as govt cuts subsidies

Noel Achariam

Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations president Marimuthu Nadason asks how the government can help the rakyat in the face of rising food prices. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 22, 2022.

FOOD prices will rise further when the government removes subsidies for chicken and bottled cooking oil at the end of this month, the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) said.

Its president Marimuthu Nadason said the people must brace themselves, as the increase in food prices is inevitable, which he blamed on a lack of solid government policies.

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