KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 –  Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has asked the National Action Council on Cost of Living (NACCOL) to meet every week till March 20 to look for a solution to the rice issue, said NACCOL Food Cluster Task Force chairman Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal.

Anwar had made the request when he chaired NACCOL’s Special Meeting 2024 on Friday, he added.

“At the meeting, we had no provision for a solution to the rice issue, we need to conduct a more detailed study,” he said on the Ruang Bicara programme broadcast by Bernama TV.

He said that the Prime Minister had asked the Agriculture and Food Security Ministry’s enforcement division to take necessary action against industry players involved in illicit activities, including swapping labels of local white rice to imported white rice. 

Anwar also asked the ministry to lead and coordinate detailed engagement sessions on the rice issue immediately.


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