Rice supply: Extension of enforcement authority only if situation critical, says Mat Sabu

Published on 21 Sep 2023 8:34:52 PM

The Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry's intention to seek an extension of enforcement authority to its personnel to address rice supply issues should be brought up for discussions with the relevant authorities, says Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu.

The Agriculture and Food Security Minister said after visiting a grocery store in Jalan Kebun Seksyen 30 in Shah Alam, Selangor to check on the distribution of local white rice on Thursday (Sept 21) that such a measure is only applicable if the supply reaches critical levels and there was no need to implement it now.

Meanwhile, Mohamad urged the public to come forward if they have proof of hoarding of local rice or the switching of local rice packaging to imported rice so that the authorities can take action, and advised the public not to engage in panic buying and maintain their rice stock to avoid disruptions.

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