KPDNHEP urges NGOs, humanitarian bodies to acquire supplies from wholesalers

Grocery store aisle and shelves. — file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

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KUCHING, July 8: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is calling for cooperation from non-governmental organisation (NGO) and humanitarian bodies to purchase their aid supplies from wholesalers to avoid “supply outage” for consumers in local stores.

According to KPDNHEP in a statement today, it has received information that some essential items such as rice, cooking oil, eggs, flour and sugar have sold out at a local store in Section 27, Shah Alam, as a result of being purchased for humanitarian aid purposes.

“The over-purchases (sic) have caused consumers in the area to be “out of supply” and they either had to buy from other stores which are far away or wait until the supply is restocked,” it said.

The ministry pointed out that it is concerned that lack of necessities in local stores could lead to negative reactions such as panic buying among consumers.

“As such, the cooperation from all NGOs and humanitarian bodies is greatly appreciated, and hopefully it will not create misunderstanding,” the statement added. — DayakDaily