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Starting Saturday, August 15, the ceiling price for disposable three-ply face masks will be RM1 apiece.
The new price was set by Malaysian Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) after determining that supply for it was enough to meet domestic demand.
KPDNHEP found that demand for face masks had gone up following the mandatory mask rule, starting August.
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KPDNHEP Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said that with increasing public demand, local manufacturers had ramped up production, by and by allowing for prices to drop.
It’s also found that retailers were able to sell masks at a cheaper price when the price was previously capped at RM1.50 apiece.
KPDNHEP said that it was ready to lower prices even more, in the future.
The government hopes that lower prices would help reduce the rakyat’s burdens during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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