‘Ensure prices don’t rise in Sarawak following diesel subsidy rationalisation’

Chieng presenting beef to a villager at the mosque.Chieng presenting beef to a villager at the mosque.

THE diesel subsidy rationalisation in Peninsular Malaysia will likely impact Sabah and Sarawak too, says a lawmaker.

Bukit Assek assemblyman Joseph Chieng wants relevant agencies to monitor the prices of goods.

“Although diesel price in Sabah and Sarawak is still maintained, it does not mean that we will not be affected.

“Many of our goods come from the peninsula and the transport price will increase when sent here.

“I urge the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry, to monitor the prices of goods,” he told the media after handing over beef in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha at Al-Muhajirin Mosque in Kampung Usahajaya, Sibu.

Chieng said the diesel subsidy rationalisation might lead to a lack of supply.

“Diesel supply shortages always happen every November and December,” said Chieng who called on the ministry to coordinate the monthly diesel quota to ensure sufficient supply.

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