The price of red onions from India in the country has skyrocketed over the past two to three weeks. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid has issued a statement that the current sharp increase in the price of red onions only involves onions from India. Therefore he advised the public to seek alternatives by opting for onions from other countries including China, Thailand and Myanmar which are available in the market at lower prices.
“The sharp increase in the price of red onions from India is due to the drop in production following floods that hit the country. We advise consumers to go for onions that are imported from other countries,” he said.
Rosol said the ministry was constantly monitoring the situation to ensure that red onion prices would remain stable.