KUALA LUMPUR AUG.8: The government is implementing a “complaint window” initiative to give opportunity to the hard core poor in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur to channel their information after being left from government assistance during the inflation.
Special Task Force on Jihad against Inflation Chairman, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said, that initiative is taken following a survey report by several bodies that many hard-core poor staying in the low income housings (PPR) in the urban areas had been impacted greatly by the price hikes and high cost of living but did not receive government aids.
Annuar said, after discussion, the Minister of Federal Territories (FT) Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim had agreed to begin the exercise in Kuala Lumpur.
The government wants to ensure that nobody is left from receiving government assistance in this difficult time.
“Those eligible but did not receive any assistance can lodge their complaints via the “complaint window” and if anybody with information on any eligible person but not listed in the existing system can channel the information too,” Annuar said.
He added the implementation of the initiative will be monitored by the Special Task Force on Jihad against Inflation.
On the selling of cooking oil in bottles at the maximum prices starting today, Annuar who is also the Minister of Communications and Multimedia said, a survey carried out at over 200 business premises as of noon today (Monday) showed that the oil was sold at the stipulated prices.
He added, the survey found that cooking oil in 5 kg bottle was sold as low as RM28.90 each compared with the maximum price of RM34.70,” Annuar said at the press conference after chairing the task force at the Parliament building here today.
Annuar added, the survey also found that cooking oil in 1kg bottle was sold between RM6.70-RM7.70 each, 2kg bottle between RM12.70-RM14.70 each while 3kg bottle between RM21.30 and RM21.70.
Last week Annuar announced that the maximum price of cooking oil in bottles will be set once a month based on the price of one tonne crude palm oil which will be decided by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB).
In another development, Annuar said, the Task Force discussed the findings of the Malaysia Competition Commissions (MyCC) regarding five chicken feed millers that had allegedly infringed Section 4 of the Competition Act 2010 by engaging in anti-competitive or cartel activities.
However, Annuar said, the MyCC findings were in its preliminary investigations while the five enterprises had the opportunity to submit representations within 30 days from the date of service of the proposed decision.-Malaysia World News