A viral Twitter video shows a store employee refusing to sell an extra packet of sugar in Kelantan, citing it’s “Mahal Dah Ni” or “already expensive,” not “Malaysia MADANI.” However, another user’s video contradicts this, revealing stable sugar prices.
Kelantan’s sugar debate
On August 27, 2018, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNKK) announced a price drop for coarse-filtered white sugar to RM2.85 per kilogram, following the Supply Control Act of 1961 and Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act of 2011.
Unusually, sugar prices remained steady for five years. Users are accusing the suppliers in Kelantan of market manipulation and call for more suppliers to counter this issue. Furthermore, if these prices go up due to manipulation, the local population would then ironically blame the central government for this.
Netizens are also stating that those who are wearing the “purdah” (burqa) does not necessarily mean they’re honest people. Others claim that the woman was wearing the special scarf in order to hide her face from an unsuspecting public.Read more breaking and trending stories from @LatestMalaysia