BENTONG: Gross sales of imported rice at Rahmah costs started right this moment at Rahmah Gross sales occasions throughout the nation, the appearing home commerce and value of dwelling minister, Armizan Ali mentioned.
He mentioned customers will have the ability to purchase a 5kg bag of imported rice at a value not exceeding RM15 and a 10kg bag at a value under RM30 at any Rahmah Gross sales occasion of their space.
He mentioned this was determined at a gathering of the Nationwide Motion Council on Value of Dwelling yesterday as a measure to take care of the short-term disruption of native rice provide and the rise within the value of imported rice.
“The value of imported rice provided is cheaper than what’s offered out there which is normally at RM35 to RM40 and extra.
“That is our effort to assist the agriculture and meals safety ministry take care of the shortage of native rice provide and the rise within the value of imported rice out there. This can be a short-term measure, we consider that the minister has mid-term and long-term options,” he mentioned.
Armizan mentioned the choice to promote imported rice at Rahmah gross sales occasions was taken to forestall the programme, held in all state constituencies throughout the nation, from disrupting the availability of native rice out there.
“So allow us to supply imported rice however promote it at Rahmah costs, we don’t need to trigger extra disruptions to the availability of native rice within the retail sector,” he mentioned.