Malaysians love their food and most of them eat at odd hours. To cater to our gastronomical urges, we have many 24 hours food courts and mamak stalls.
However, of late the price of some food items and drinks in some of these places have gone up. The blame is put squarely on the recent increase in the price of fuel which started a chain reaction.
What I cannot understand is how could a 10 - 20 sen increase in the price of fuel have a similar effect on the price of say a bowl of noodles or a glass of iced drink?
I am sure the noodle shop owner can easily make several bowls of tasty noodles from just a kilo of plain noodles.It doesn’t take a genius to know how much profit is made.
The relevant authorities cannot regulate the price of food.All it can do is to suggest that the public boycott eating places which charge ‘exorbitant’ prices..