The drama related to white rice being unavailable in most stores may attribute to those panic buying whatever stock is available. However, the price increases are not helping the situation as it would only encourage customers to buy more than what they need.
White rice drama
Netizens are sympathetic to those who can barely afford to buy white rice as the ones with money are the ones hoarding all the stock. Furthermore, this is another reason why netizens are scorning those who are panic buying as they tend to have more cash on hand.
Following that, there are calls for the government to implement the limitation of customers purchasing rice. This is due to the fact that it is considered to be the most affordable and basic source for nourishment for most of the country.