Broader food security issues must be addressed

MALAYSIANS consume over 940 million eggs a month, making eggs a vital and affordable protein source with versatile culinary uses. As such, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the government’s recent initiative to subsidise egg prices.

However, the move should be viewed as a temporary measure only, given that long-term subsidies are not sustainable. CAP therefore urges the government to address Malaysia’s deeper, long-standing food security challenges.

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