PASIR MAS – The Kelantan Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) are set to check at least 50 business premises in each district to address the shortage of cooking oil supply.
Its director Datuk Ab Ghani Harun said through these checks, business premises with no cooking oil supply (especially 1kg packets) will be assisted by the agency to acquire supply from local wholesalers.
“We expect this shortage of supply in the market to be resolved soon,” he told reporters at the Pasir Mas Court Complex here today.
He said the inspection will be continued until users are satisfied and there is sufficient cooking oil in the market.
Commenting on the smuggling activities of the controlled item at the Malaysia-Thailand border, he said KPDNKK Kelantan had established several ‘foster shops’, especially in Rantau Panjang (in the Pasir Mas district) and Tumpat.
Ab Ghani said through this initiative, KPDNKK would be able to provide support to traders, particularly in the supply of 1kg cooking oil packets.
“We will provide 50 boxes of cooking oil to these ‘foster shops’ and when it runs out, they will notify the KPDNKK office and we will replenish their stock.
“Through this technique, hoarding of cooking oil will not occur as it is being directly monitored by KPDNKK Kelantan,” he said. – BERNAMA