The cooking oil monthly quota for Sarawak has been increased by 1,000 tonnes to 4,000 tonnes for July to September in anticipation of higher demand during Ramadan and for Aidilfitri, according to the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry in Sarawak.
Its director, Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman, said today the average monthly consumption of cooking oil in Sarawak was about 3,000 tonnes.
“We have been assured by the eight repackagers in the state that the quota should be sufficient to meet consumers’ needs during the period,” he told a press conference at his office here.
His remarks came following claims that neighbouring state Sabah was facing a shortage of cooking oil over the past two days.
Wan Ahmad Uzir said that though the ministry would not be monitoring the movement of cooking oil between the two states, it would ensure that supply was strictly used in both the states and not elsewhere.