THE latest report on the supplies of 1kg cooking oil packets, chicken and eggs in the market will be presented at the Jihad Against Inflation Special Task Force meeting tomorrow, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Mustapa Mohamed said.
Mustapa, who is part of the team, said the report, to be presented by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, was important because the issues had been raised by the people, especially in relation to supplies.
“When we made our rounds, some shops did not have any supply of cooking oil packets.
“Tomorrow we expect to receive an update on the situation, more importantly the actions that have already been taken and if they are effective in ensuring there are supplies and prices (do not exceed the ceiling price),” he told the media after opening the first Richiamo Coffee kiosk in Putrajaya today.
The cabinet meeting on June 29 agreed to form a Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation, whose role was to gather all information from ministries, agencies and the public, to resolve issues relating to inflation, especially in controlling price hikes more efficiently and effectively.
Chaired by Communications and Multimedia Minister Annuar Musa, the task force has five other members, namely Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz, Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Dr Ronald Kiandee, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi, Mustapa and Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali.
In its first meeting on June 30, among issues raised were the lack of supply of the 1kg cooking oil packets, the problem of middlemen and cartels in determining the price of essential goods in the market. – Bernama, July 6, 2022.