M’sians feeling the pinch as food prices spike

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians are staring at more expensive grocery bills with some basic foodstuff in short supply and subject to rapidly soaring prices.

The country, which imports nearly 60% of its food needs, is also being affected by high import prices aggravated by the weak ringgit, which stood at RM4.40 against the US dollar on Thursday.

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