Price hike is coming to town
When it rain, it pour.
If you on the way for your weekly sundries shopping, take a deep breath. It seems the flour price hikes spread like influenza virus : even food without flood also “infected” with price hike frenzy. The same brand of 500g crackers used to cost RM2.40 (normal sundries shop), now become 450g and cost RM3.00.
Whereas, you will see a big A3 paper stated a “imminent price adjustment” at most of the restaurant. Don’t be surprised, those minimal flour store, such as “mix-riced” (A.K.A. chap-farn) also kiasu to join the price hike bandwagon. A usual RM3.50 dishes sneakily hike to
RM4.00, or even RM5.00 for some shops.
Betters still, those mamak restaurant taking excuses to increase the price of all flour product, regardless the flour used are controlled product, or irrelevant to wheat flour, e.g. Chapatti (ingredients : atta flour).
It is amazing. All this happens before government announce fuel price(e.g. petrol, gas, diesels). It is pretty hard to imagine whether Malaysia will enter hyper inflation stage should the petrol tariff hike(and electricity price hike) turn everything into price hike frenzy. If that happens, a roll of bread that cost RM2.00 in the morning, might go up to RM3.00 in the afternoon (OMGBBQ!).
When there isn’t enough money to buy food on the dining tables, superfluous ER (Economy region) can never save Malaysia.