Govt to reduce price of face masks to RM1

Published on 11 Aug 2020 1:01:49 PM

The government will reduce the price of three-ply face masks to RM1 a piece, says the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.

Its Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said that in reply to Chong Chieng Jen (PH-Stampin), who asked the rationale for the Ministry to increase the ceiling price of three-ply masks from RM0.80 per piece to RM1.50 on Tuesday, adding that the wholesale price for three-ply masks will be at RM0.95 per piece.

Alexander said the Ministry, together with the Finance Ministry, had also worked to increase the supply of face masks in the local market by giving exemptions on import duty and sales text to manufacturers and importers of face masks.

The minister also said that the production of face masks is also being increased, adding that the price of face masks sold by manufacturers has also reduced.