India plan hatches, Melaka egg shortage resolved

MELAKA: The egg supply in the state has recovered following the import of eggs from India, says the Melaka director of the Domestic Trade and Living Costs Ministry.

However, Norena Jaafar advised the public, especially traders, against buying in bulk to build a stockpile for the coming festive season.

“There is no limit on the sale of eggs, like subsidised cooking oil, but the public is advised not to buy in bulk. With Chinese New Year and Hari Raya coming soon, some of them will want to stock up to prepare for the celebrations,” she told reporters after conducting checks on traders at Jonker Walk here late Friday, Bernama reported.

Also present was state unity, information, human resources and consumer affairs committee chairman Ngwe Hee Sem.

Although there is no limit to the purchase of eggs, Norena said sellers could impose restrictions on the number of eggs that could be purchased by consumers.

Ngwe advised traders, especially those operating in tourist spots, to display price tags on goods sold at their premises.

“From checks conducted tonight, there were still many traders who did not display price tags,” he said.

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