Saturday March 9, 2013
Lahad Datu: Enough supply of food and fuel, says minister
KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the supply of basic necessities in Lahad Datu, Semporna and Kunak in Sabah was adequate.
He said the ministry was continuously monitoring the supply of basic necessities such as sugar, rice, flour, cooking oil, petrol and diesel and was prepared to boost supply in the event of any shortage.
“As of today, according to the report we received, there is enough supply. We continuously monitor the situation there because we do not want rumours which may cause panic buying,” he said when interviewed yesterday on the Malaysia Hari Ini programme on TV3, which was broadcast live this morning.
Yesterday, the Cabinet decided to increase the food, petrol and diesel supply to meet the needs in Lahad Datu and Semporna.
Ismail Sabri also clarified that, to date, there had been no report of an increase in the price of food and advised the public to remain calm and not go on a panic buying spree. – Bernama
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