Not inhumane to deny foreigners local rice, says Umno Youth chief

A proposal to stop foreigners from buying subsidised local rice amid a shortage has sparked controversy. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 22, 2023.

A PROPOSAL to restrict foreigners from buying local rice is a temporary solution to the shortage crisis, Umno Youth chairman Akmal Saleh said today. 

He said the restriction should not be seen as inhumane as the shortage affects Malaysians. 

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