Price Of Cement Increased Without Our Knowledge On Dec 1st
Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk S. Veerasingam said the increase was approved by the ministry according to the Price Control Act adding that the new price varies depending on the zone the states were in.
For Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak, the retail ceiling price for a bag of 50kg cement, which normally cost RM9.90 in the peninsula, is RM10.85 while in Pahang, Selangor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya it is RM10.95 a bag.
In Terengganu and Kelantan, it is RM11.65 per bag and RM11.20 in Johor.
In Sabah, the price varies according to zones which is between RM15.45 and RM16.25 per bag from RM12.50 previously while the new price in Sarawak is between RM13.75 and RM17.60 from RM11.90 previously.
***** Is this the beginning of price increases on the sly by the government? If this trend is not opposed or checked God knows where it will end. The minister owes an explanation why we were not informed of this huge hike in cement price.