PUTRAJAYA: Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (pic) made a surprise visit to a grocery store and public market in Putrajaya and discovered a shortage of subsidised Grade A, B and C eggs as well as subsidised 1kg cooking oil in polybags.
He said on his way to work this morning (Dec 8), he decided to stop at a grocery store and public market without being accompanied by the ministry’s enforcement officers.
"I deliberately did not inform my ministry or the enforcement division because I did not want it to be like a 'party' event. I was only accompanied by my driver and an escort officer who acted as a cameraman and videographer. I apologise if the quality of the video and editing are not satisfactory," he said in a statement here.
Salahuddin said he would call a joint meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security regarding the supply of subsidised eggs in the market on Friday (Dec 9).
He said at the same time, he would instruct the enforcement division to solve the problem of subsidised cooking oil in 1kg polybags.
Salahuddin also said he will only act after the findings clearly showed that there is a shortage of subsidised eggs and cooking oil in the retail market. - Bernama