Officials hope to moderate recent price surges

Large onion shipment from India to arrive in Malaysia

On Tuesday, Malaysian Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi stated that a shipment of onions from India has arrived to help ensure sufficient supply and stable pricing of the commodity. Prices of Indian onions have risen to as much as RM18 (€3.60) per kilo from late last year, compared to their usual prices of between RM3 and RM4 per kilo, due to shortages.

"We have been given an assurance by a large wholesaler who imports onions from India that there will be sufficient supply in the coming week. In fact, the shipment has arrived in the country but (the ship) has yet to dock," Datuk Seri Nantha said.

Last month, during his visit to a wholesaler in Klang, he had given an assurance that there would be an adequate supply of onions in the country.


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