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Friday, January 6, 2012

Ministry to address oil shortage

LANGKAWI: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry's enforcement division has assured the people of Langkawi that the cooking oil shortage they have been experiencing the past few days would be resolved soon.

"Wholesalers have guaranteed that eight tonnes of cooking oil would be brought into the island in stages," said  branch chief enforcement officer Azmi Dan yesterday.

"The shortage is due to the festive season and New Year."

He added that they  were monitoring and checking shops and supermarkets following complaints of the shortage.

Consumers, particularly traders,  had to buy  cooking oil from the mainland the past few days due to the shortage.

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