BINTULU: Bintulu folk are reminded to avoid panic buying as the supply for food and other essential goods are sufficient.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) Bintulu enforcement head Nazari Hassan, in making this call, said according to the daily monitoring activities by his team, supplies of the items are stable at the moment.
“This is because manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, including supermarkets, are operating as usual despite the imposition of the conditional movement control order (CMCO),” he said today.
Nazari said daily monitoring has also been conducted at wholesale and retail levels at all districts to ensure the supply of the items is sufficient at all times.
“Consumers need not worry and are advised to spend wisely,” he said.
Recently, KPDNHEP Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi had reiterated that the supply of essential goods in the market is under control.
Nanta said the situation was different when the movement control order (MCO) was first enforced on March 18 last year as most business premises had to be closed, and that had affected the supply of essential goods in the market.
He said the ministry would continue to monitor daily on the supply of essential goods, namely sugar, cooking oil, wheat flour, rice, white bread, powdered milk, chicken, vegetables, eggs, onions, hand sanitisers and face masks.
“The monitoring of these 12 essential goods involves 2,711 retailers, 1,039 wholesalers and 223 manufacturers nationwide,” he added.