Saturday, May 3, 2008

Rice prices go up

Kedah is facing an increase of between 15 and 40 per cent in the prices of certain varieties of rice. Local super grade rice is also unavailable.

A check at several supermarkets and sundry shops here showed that the Jati Special, which is usually sold at RM18.50 per 10kg bag, was going for between RM23.90 and RM26, while imported rice such as the Siamese fragrant rice had gone up by between RM8 and RM10 a bag.

Rice wholesalers claimed millers had upped the price of a 10kg bag of rice by between 30 and 50 per cent. - Bernama

I guess we better start to eat potatoes already (not French fries please).

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