No businesses, big or small, can use packet cooking oil for commercial purposes.
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob explained that some parties distorted his statement regarding the packet oil used by aunties selling goreng pisang (banana fritters).
The Bera MP and Umno vice-president said he only meant that subsidized packet oil was for domestic use, not commercial use.
However, when small traders use packet oil, will we sue them? Of course, we are not going to file a lawsuit against small traders who use packet oil.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on his goreng pisang statement being misquoted.
Without going into the specifics, he stressed that the government would do its best to deal with this matter.
Earlier, in the Dewan Rakyat session, Ismail Sabri admitted that targeted subsidies could not be implemented, but appropriate mechanisms are being devised so that no party would be left out.
He said the proper use of packet cooking oil is not easy to control as big restaurant operators also use it.
As for the makciks, they too cannot use packet cooking oil to sell goreng pisang because it is not for commercial use.
…mgikut kefahaman aku, spt yg di sebut oleh PM Ismail di Parlimen, tidak boleh guna minyak masak utk berniaga..x boleh buat goreng pisang, goreng ayam utk jual, x boleh utk kegunaan Restoran kedai makan…salah dn boleh di dakwa…— Tokone Loak Derahman (@Tokloak) July 18, 2022
But if action is taken against the makciks, the government will be accused of being cruel to these poor people.
Ismail Sabri said this in an oral question session at the Dewan Rakyat to answer additional questions from Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PH-Port Dickson), who asked about the government’s action to address the rising cost of living for the people.
The prime minister released a video clearing the issue of makcik’goreng pisang’.. still it is clearly not fair to Tht makcik.. I hope the makcik happy with the video release.. but don’t increase price for pisang goreng anymore okie.. it’s way pretty expensive— shan (ஷான்) 🇲🇾🌺🐯 (@Shan_6183) July 19, 2022
Earlier, Ismail Sabri had drawn criticism for training his sights on the makciks.
Critics condemned his statement as disrespectful and insensitive as makcik goreng pisang are generally from the low-income category.
They said it was heartless to take potshots against ordinary people trying to make a living.
Makcik2 tak kisah pun guna minyak botol utk goreng pisang, yg kisah ni macai2 UMNO yang miskin nak beli goreng pisang tepi jalan tu, harga pisang goreng pun jadi mahal @IsmailSabri60 oiii…— KamiKeadiLan #PerangiRasuah (@kamikeadilan) July 18, 2022
Jgn ada macai suruh goreng guna pasir pulak. Makan pasir la korang. pic.twitter.com/zIZLZ51GFZ
Makcik Kiah goreng pisang will always remain a legend.— Sam. 🇲🇾 (@sameerkhanlgk) July 19, 2022
Unfortunately now she has buy bottled or canned oil.
Some said Ismail Sabri could see the speck in a friend’s eye but failed to notice the beam in his own eye.
@@IsmailSabri60 is good at observing makcik goreng pisang uses packet oil, but doesn't care about RM5 million wasted on Keluarga Malaysia campaign.— Thanda (@JohnT69863736) July 19, 2022
Probably the makciks are not his Keluarga.
Bread And Butter Issue
Cooking oil on the market is getting more expensive, thus burdening consumers.
The price of a 5-kilogram bottled cooking oil is being sold between RM28 to RM43.
The average bottled cooking oil weighing 3 kg is sold at the maximum sharp price set by the government, which is RM18.70, while for 2kg-bottle, it is RM12.70, and for a kilogram is RM6.70.
In August last year, the government set a ceiling price for palm cooking oil sold in 5 kg bottles, which was RM29.70
Mixed cooking oil is not a controlled item, according to the Price Control and Anti-Profitability Act (AKHAP) 2011.
@IsmailSabri60 ingat penjual Pisang Goreng tu berniaga utk beli Bungalow, Kereta Mewah dan Melancong ke luar Negara kot bukannya utk menyara hidup keluarga. Sebab tu tak dibenarkan beli minyak subsidi. Menteri2 yg kaya dapat subsidi tak ada masalah! Sebab buat lawak hari2— Anonymous 700 (@Musafir2020) July 19, 2022