Consumer affairs assures that food, basic necessities sufficient for extended MCO period

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KUCHING, Mar 25: There was no panic buying in the state and the supply of essential goods such as food and basic necessities was sufficient and readily available throughout Sarawak in light of the extension of the Movement Control Order (MCO) period until Apr 14.

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Sarawak assured this today (March 25) after carrying out inspections on business premises statewide including supermarkets, public markets, groceries stores as well as wholesalers and manufacturers.

“To ensure that public’s needs are not affected, the Ministry has taken proactive initiative and action to monitor and inspect the supply of essential goods throughout Sarawak.

“The operation was carried out involving 180 enforcement officers in Sarawak,” it said in a statement issued today.

The Ministry emphasised that the government was concerned about the shortage of protective face masks in the market.

“In this regard, the government has take steps to stop the export of face masks overseas to increase the supply of face masks in the local market.”

Consumers in Sarawak can channel information or complaints regarding the shortage of essential goods or unreasonable price hikes during the MCO period to the Ministry via:

1. Portal e-aduan.kpdnhep (
2. Call centre 1 800 886 800
3. Emial
4. Ez ADU KPDNHEP (smartphone application)
5.Enforcement Command Centre at 03-88826088/6245 or Whatsapp 019-2794317

Alternatively, contact KPDNHEP Sarawak operation room or visit any of the nine offices throughout Sarawak:

Kuching -082 466052
Sri Aman – 082-323836
Sarikei – 084-657751
Sibu -084-335622
Mukah- 084 – 872726