KUCHING, April 30: Two major wheat flour producing factories in Sarawak have given assurance that they have sufficient stock to provide for three months of domestic consumption.
Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Sarawak director Datuk Stanley Tan led an inspection team to Sarawak Flour Mill Sdn Bhd in Jalan Bako and FFM Grains and Mills in Demak Laut Industrial Park today.
“The main purpose of the visit was to get information regarding the supply of wheat flour for Ramadan and the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Gawai Dayak festive seasons.
“Operation managers of the two factories have assured that the supply of flour is sufficient to cover the production cycle for three months,” Tan disclosed in a statement today.
The two factories, he elaborated, produce 3,000 metric tonnes of flour a month to meet the needs of consumers in Sarawak and their stock is distributed from Kuching until Limbang and Lawas.
“The ministry is committed to ensuring the supply of essential goods and taking care of the interests of consumers during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
“The ministry will continue to conduct monitoring and inspection of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to ensure adequate supply of essential goods for consumers to prepare for the coming festive season,” he said.
Tan also revealed that KPDNHEP from Jan 1 to April 29 this year conducted inspections on 15,872 business premises in both urban and rural areas.
“The inspections resulted in 407 cases with seizures valued of RM2.44 million and compounds totalling RM85,650 issued,” he added.
Any complaints may be lodged via the ministry’s hotline at 1-800-886-800, the KPDNHEP e-portal at http://e-aduan.kpdnhep.gov.my, WhatsApp at 019-2794317 or by visiting the nearest office.
During the MCO period, the KPDNHEP Sarawak operation room will be opened from 8am to 5.30pm. The public may channel complaints and information to their offices in the respective districts as below:
PPDNHEP KUCHING – 082-466052
PPDNHEP SRI AMAN – 083-323836
PPDNHEP SARIKEI – 084-657751
PPDNHEP SIBU – 084-335622
PPDNHEP KAPIT – 084-799678
PPDNHEP BINTULU – 086-332176
PPDNHEP MIRI – 085-412862
PPDNHEP LIMBANG – 085-217414
PPDNHEP MUKAH – 084-872726
PPDNHEP LAWAS – 085-283650