Govt looking for the best cooking oil subsidy mechanism, says Fuziah

PETALING JAYA: The government is looking for the best mechanism to ensure that subsidised cooking oil reaches the right recipients, says Fuziah Salleh.

The Deputy Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister said this was important as the product should only reach those who really need it.

"For now, the government is releasing 60 million packets of subsidised cooking oil every month, but there are complaints that the product could not be found in the market or it always finishes fast," said Fuziah on Facebook on Sunday (Oct 1).

"Many have questioned why MyKad or MySejahtera is not being used, but the issue is the needs of individual families are different from those in micro business.

"If we restrict to only three or five packets per trader, their business will be affected. As such we need to look into a different identification,” she said.

Fuziah said linking the scheme to the MyKad could be considered, but further discussions are needed for the micro business community.

"Whatever it is, be patient as we have not made a decision on the mechanism," she added.

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