By Karen Bong
KUCHING, April 24: Malaysia has sufficient stocks of essential goods to continuously meet domestic market demand, especially during the Ramadan fasting month.
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry (MOA) has given its assurance that the supply of fresh food such as vegetables, meats, chickens, and eggs are more than enough.
“Consumers don’t have to be worried about the supply of food and daily essentials needed to celebrate the month of Ramadan because there are no shortages,” he told a daily press conference on MCO in Putrajaya today.
He added that the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has yesterday (April 23), carried out daily inspections on the supply and prices of 25 essential goods in the market at 970 business premises including retailers (753), wholesalers (168) and manufacturers (31).
On another note, Ismail Sabri said the National Security Council (NSC) is currently developing the standard operation procedure (SOP) for red, orange and green zones.
“Other than the SOP within the three zones, SOP for movement into the respective zones from outside, as well as for protecting the borders, is also being developed.
“For example, we may not want people from the red zone entering the green zone but to what extend can we ease the restrictions? Thus, NSC has been tasked to discuss with the Ministry of Health and police to come up with special SOP for the three zones,” he continued. — DayakDaily