KUALA LUMPUR: More than RM380mil has been allocated for cooking oil subsidies in the past 11 months up to June, says Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid.
During the oral question and answer session in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (July 25), he said the total subsidy for cooking oil in 1kg, 3kg and 5kg containers amounted to RM380,102,45.71.
“This is only for cooking oil,” he said, adding that gas, petrol, sugar and other necessities were not included.
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Rosol (PN-Hulu Terengganu) was responding to a question from Karupaiya Mutusami (PH-Padang Serai) on the subsidy cost for necessities.
Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said last month that the total amount of subsidies was expected to reach close to RM80bil this year, the largest in history.