Cheaper nasi kandar, teh tarik and roti canai

KUALA LUMPUR: Consumers in the Klang Valley have reason to smile - the prices of nasi kandar, teh tarik and roti canai are being reduced immediately.

Nasi kandar will see a reduction of 20 sen a plate, while roti canai (and other roti items such as roti telur, roti pisang, etc) and teh tarik will see a reduction of 10 sen each.

This is because the Muslim Restaurant Operators Association (Presma) and the Malaysian Indian Restaurant Owners’ Association (Primas) have decided to support the Government’s move on price reduction.

However, the price reduction will be on a voluntary basis, and there is no fixed maximum price for these three food items.

PricesdownWorkers at anIndian Muslimrestaurant inPetaling Jayabusy preparingroti canai andteh tarikMonday as anotice on theprice reductionis displayed forcustomers. —KAMALSELLEHUDDIN /The Star

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad said consumers could check the prices against the price-list in the restaurants.

“All such restaurants must have a price-list. It’s an offence for them not to have one,” he told a press after launching the Price Reduction Campaign yesterday.

Presma president Jamarulkhan Kadir said the prices of the three items, however, would differ depending on the location of the restaurants.

“Of course, the prices of teh tarik in Bangsar and Balakong would be different,” he said.

Priceconcerns:Shahrir(seated,in whiteshirt)speaking tonewsmenafter launchingthe PriceReductionCampaign inKuala Lumpuryesterday.With him were(from left)Jamarulkhan,Deputy Tradeand ConsumerAffairs MinisterJelaing Mersat,Primas deputypresidentT. Muthusamy.

Jamarulkhan said the price range in the Klang Valley was between RM4 and RM5.50 for nasi kandar, 90 sen and RM1.50 for teh tarik, and 70 sen and RM1.20 for roti canai.

“We will start with our 200 members in the Klang Valley, and soon, we hope this move will be adopted by all our 4,500 members nationwide.

“As for restaurants that refuse to bring their prices down, consumers can choose to not eat there, and go to another restaurant which supports this campaign,” he said.

Asked if such a move would incur losses for the restaurant operators, he replied: “No, it will only lower our profit margin.”

Asked if there were plans to include more items for price reduction, he said: “Slowly.”