Govt not floating egg price, says Fuziah


ALOR SETAR: The government is sticking to its stance not to float the price of eggs and to keep it below the price control level, says Deputy Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Fuziah Salleh.

She said although there were requests from certain quarters, the government preferred to control the price of eggs for the time being.

"This issue involves the supply (of eggs) and price control. In terms of the supply, we are in the final phase of stabilising it.

"As for the price control, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim himself has expressed intention to control the price of eggs, but it will only last until our economy recovers and consumers have purchasing power.

"So far, we are still sticking to the stance of maintaining what we have now,” she told reporters at an event here.

Asked about allegations that some egg retailers were imposing additional charges for transportation and handling costs that burdened consumers, Fuziah said the ministry was investigating the matter.

She said in this issue, the government could not blame the retailers because the egg supply was not bought at wholesale prices.

"We cannot place the blame entirely on the retailers. We will cooperate with several ministries to investigate the matter,” she added. - Bernama

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