Sugar price hike a bittersweet move

Lim Chee Han

The writer is of the view that raising the price of sugar now is not sensible. – EPA pic, June 27, 2022.

NEWS has it that the government is studying whether to raise the ceiling price of sugar this year. It was reported that the government will have to decide once the consultation paper facilitated by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is tabled in the cabinet. 

This caused a stir in the public as the nation is currently experiencing high inflationary pressure, especially in the food sector. 

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