Malaysia has adequate supply of essential goods, says Ismail Sabri

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 02 Jul 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The supply of essential goods in Malaysia is adequate to meet the current needs of the country, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister said enforcement officers of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry had conducted checks on 25 essential items at 815 business premises on Wednesday (July 1).

“Overall, the supply of essential goods is sufficient, able to meet continuous demand and easily available, ” said Ismail Sabri in a statement Thursday (July 2).

The Defence Minister also said the Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry has been monitoring the supply of goods from food producers.

“The ministry has given its assurance that the supply of essential goods is adequate. The public are advised not to worry," Ismail Sabri said.

Malaysia is currently in its 107th day of the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) and also in the 22nd day of the recovery MCO phase.

Ismail Sabri said the task force in charge of recovery MCO compliance, which is led by the police, had conducted 67,229 checks on Wednesday (July 1).

A total of 71 individuals were arrested for non-compliance with recovery MCO rules.

Ismail Sabri said among the offences included illegal activities at karaoke and entertainment centres (12); pubs and nightclubs (4); reflexology and massage centres (7); activities with big crowds and no social distancing (34); and activities that go against the standard operating procedures (14).

“Of the 71,29 individuals have been remanded while another 42 have been issued compounds, ” he said.

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