No re­cy­cled cooking oil, says min­is­ter

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KLANG: The sub­sidised 1 kg poly­bag cooking oil are not re­cy­cled prod­ucts and is of the same qual­ity as those sold in bot­tles, said the Do­mes­tic Trade, Co­op­er­a­tives and Con­sumerism Min­istry.

Its min­is­ter Datuk Seri Hamzah Zain­udin said checks found that it is more costly to pro­duce re­cy­cled cooking oil and they will not be able to sell them at RM2.50 per kg.

He said this af­ter con­duct­ing an in­spec­tion with a team of of­fi­cers at Pasar Be­sar Meru and Klang Utama here.

“So far, I have not found any re­cy­cled cooking oil be­ing sold in the mar­ket as claimed by oth­ers,” he added.

Mean­while, Soon Hup Ed­i­ble Oil Sdn Bhd gen­eral man­ager Lee Chong Hua said cooking oil in Malaysia is not cost­ef­fi­cient for re­cy­cling as the price of the cooking oil here is low.

“In China, they de­mand for re­cy­cled prod­ucts be­cause a five-kg cooking oil bot­tle can go for about RM70 and one bot­tle here is sold for about RM20.

“I have been in the in­dus­try since 2004 and I have not heard of any com­pany that re­cy­cles cooking oil prod­ucts.

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