1-litre bot­tle cook­ing oil soon

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: Sub­sidised cook­ing oil in one-litre bot­tles will be in­tro­duced in the near fu­ture, said Do­mes­tic Trade, Co­op­er­a­tives and Con­sumerism Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Hamzah Zain­ud­din.

He said the move was to pro­vide con­sumers with a choice as sub­sidised cook­ing oil is cur­rently only avail­able in one-litre plas­tic pack­ets.

“The price of the new onelitre bot­tled cook­ing oil will be slightly more, as the pack­ag­ing cost is less than 10 sen (for the plas­tic bag) while it is more than 40 sen each (for the bot­tle).

“I met with repack­ers on Wed­nes­day. I wanted to make sure they are able to do this and we will an­nounce it when ev­ery­thing is agreed,” he said.

The min­istry had an­nounced that the price of 1-litre cook­ing oil plas­tic pack­ets will re­main at RM2.50 but bot­tled cook­ing oil would be sold at mar­ket price ef­fec­tive Nov 1.

Ear­lier, when of­fi­ci­at­ing at the Umno Vet­er­ans Gen­eral Meet­ing in Batu Ku­rau, near Larut in Perak, Hamzah said the sup­ply of cook­ing oil in the mar­ket was ex­pected to be fully sta­bilised by to­day.

Hamzah also warned that the min­istry would not hes­i­tate to take stern ac­tion against re­tail­ers who re­fused to sell the 1-litre plas­tic packet cook­ing oil. – Ber­nama

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