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Eggs Are Enough In Selangor But The Price Is More Expensive

Despite so called price monitoring, egg prices are skyrocketing.

Fernando Fong

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There are a few commodities out there that affect the cost of living more than eggs.

That’s how we get to start our breakfast. It’s how we get our roti telur and egg tarts.

And it’s how we get high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients.

Malaysians don’t need to be told that over the past few months, the price of food has been climbing faster than politicians jumping ship.

In fact, eggs have just gotten more expensive, especially in Selangor.

Desperate Times

The supply of chicken eggs of various grades remains unaffected in Selangor.

However, most traders claimed that the price obtained from suppliers increased by RM1 per tray.

This situation has forced retailers to increase their selling prices.

Kosmo reported that eggs for grades AA to C are sold between RM13 to RM15.10, but netizens said the prices are way higher than that.

A trader who wanted to be known, Shariz, 28, said the price increase had started at the end of last year.

He had no choice but to increase the selling price to ensure the sustainability of his business.

On why the price of chicken eggs from farms go up, farmers and suppliers have to explain. We traders have no choice when the price shoots up.

Egg trader Shariz on rising egg prices.

Shariz receives between 300 to 500 trays of chicken eggs of various grades from suppliers every week.

He does not set a maximum limit on how many chicken egg boards a customer can buy.

He also gives a discount if they buy at least five egg boards in one purchase.

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People all over the country are doing what they can to stretch the ringgit while feeling the pain of rising costs.

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But they will need to move on because unfortunately, egg prices aren’t the only problem affecting Malaysians right now.

People are also worried that the government might reintroduce the goods and services tax (GST).

The GST was introduced in 2015 at a rate of 6% before it was abolished in 2018 by the Pakatan Harapan government.

It was replaced by the existing sales and services tax (SST).

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