Enough supply of cooking oil in Mukah

Salihin (left) pointing at the notice stating the purchase limit, at a supermarket.

MUKAH: There is sufficient supply of cooking oil packed in 1kg polybags in the market here, assures the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Mukah branch.

Its branch chief, Salihin Den, said this after conducting a routine check on the supply at a supermarket here on Tuesday (Jan 26).

“The supermarket here now has 600 boxes with each containing 17kg, and some more will be coming later today and tomorrow, including for other retailers here and Balingian,” he told the media.

Meanwhile, he explained that the three packets limit per transaction announced by the ministry recently, was to ensure that all consumers would get their supply.

Salihin said the ministry would always monitor the supply and price of goods in the market through continuous enforcement under Control of Supply Act (AKB) 1961 and Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act (AKHAP) 2011, particularly during the current conditional movement control order.

He added this was to ensure no shortage of supply and no drastic increase in prices.

Any trader flouting the law under AKB 1961 and AKHAP 2011 would face stern action.

He added that consumers could use the Price Catcher application if they wanted to obtain information about the price of essential goods at business premises nearby, and plan their spending by choosing premises offering reasonable prices.