Sufficient food supply in EMCO areas – KPDNHEP

KUALA TERENGGANU – The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has assured sufficient food supply in Kota Setar, Kedah and Tawau Prison, Sabah which are under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

Its Deputy Minister, Datuk Rosol Wahid said KPDNHEP was always monitoring developments and the food stocks in the affected areas to avoid supply shortage or price increases.

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“Residents in the EMCO areas do not have to worry as we (the government) already had the experience of handling such a situation during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

“So, for the EMCO, we feel it is manageable and there is nothing to worry about. We assure the supply of rice, milk, flour and so on is sufficient,” he said when attending the Sekolah Menengah Agama Mahmudiah Kuala Berang alumni event, here, Sept 12.

However, he said, the residents could report to the ministry if there is a sudden increase in the price of goods and supply shortage to enable an investigation be carried out.

On the proposal by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) to charge fees or service fees on people who use the e-commerce platform, Rosol said there were still a lot to consider before its implementation.

“It’s only at the proposal stage and no decision on it yet as it involves many ministries and entities. But in a financial crisis where many people are impacted, have lost their jobs or work for half pay, I think the government will not do anything that adds to the burden of the people,” he said.

— BERNAMA