Proactive measures kept prices in check after diesel subsidy rationalisation, Fuziah tells Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry (KPDN) has issued a total of 210 written notices and opened seven investigation papers related to traders taking advantage by raising prices following the diesel subsidy rationalisaton, Fuziah Salleh told the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (June 24).

The Deputy Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister also said that proactive monitoring has been conducted since the targeted subsidies had kicked off.

She added that a month before the start of Ops Kesan 2.0 for the Implementation of Diesel Subsidy Rationalisation, the ministry had launched pre-Ops Kesan operations.

According to her, through the pre-Ops Kesan operations, the ministry managed to collect a total of 1,772 reserve stocks, facilitating price comparison before and after the targeted diesel subsidy was implemented.

Fuziah also said that for now, the ministry had not implemented targeted subsidies for specific sectors.

"At the moment, there are no targeted subsidies for the construction sector. However, engagement is ongoing and can be directed to the relevant ministries.

"For example, farmers can reach out to the Agriculture and Food Security Ministry, while the construction sector can approach the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) so that engagement can continue and appeal committees can review the situation," she said in response to a supplementary question from Muhammad Fawwaz Mohamad Jan (PN-Permatang Pauh) on the impact to the construction sector due to the rise in diesel prices.

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