A man passing a bottle of cooking oil at a supermarket in Bayambal on December 2, 2021. — Photo by Sayuti Zainudin
By Radzi Razak
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:20 pm MYT
Kuala Lumpur, June 22 — The federal government must immediately detail plans to address the Malaysian living cost crisis withdrawing chicken and cooking oil subsidies next month, the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council said. Stated.
The government expressed concern about withdrawing subsidies when Malaysian people faced a sharp and accelerating rise in food prices.
Despite announcing the withdrawal, the council has not stated what mechanisms or funds the government will introduce to offset this move, despite the urgency of exacerbating the crisis. Note that it doesn’t say anything about when to introduce it.
Instead of a solution, the council said Malaysians were created solely to witness the minister’s dullness in tackling the problem.
“Therefore, the government needs to announce all plans within 24 hours to address subsidy issues and rising costs.
“In case of failure, the minister responsible for living expenses must resign,” said PKR President Datuk Serianwar Ibrahim, Amana President Mohammad Sub, DAP General Secretary Anthony Roke, and Upco Datuk Seri. -The council of President Madius Tangau said.
The council said that if the issue is not resolved by the government, PH will at the same time begin coordination with civil society groups to plan protests.
Malaysia has lifted cap price controls for chicken and eggs from 1 July, and Datuk Celia Alexander Nanta Ringi, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, said this was to stabilize market supply.
The maximum retail price of Malaysian dressing chicken is currently RM8.90 per kg, but the minister states that this is expected to exceed RM10.00 if price controls are lifted.
The minister also announced the end of the price limit for bottled cooking oil from July 1 with the abolition of the palm cooking oil subsidy, which reached RM20 million per month.
https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/06/22/with-subsidies-disappearing-pakatan-demands-putrajaya-lay-out-plans-for-living-cost-crisis-in-24-hours-or-remove-ministers-responsible/13606 When the subsidies run out, Putrajaya demands that Putrajaya plan a living cost crisis in 24 hours or dismiss the responsible minister.