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Agriculture and Food Security Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu inspects the local white rice that will be sold to the public through the Jualan Agro Madani programme in Kepala Batas on September 20, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Sufficient local, imported white rice stock in Selangor, ministry confirms

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 6 — All the rice wholesale premises in Selangor inspected under Local White Rice Integrated Operations were found to have adequate stocks of local and imported white rice.

The Agriculture and Food Security Ministry said all inspected premises still have valid licences and the rice stocks do not exceed the licenced maximum quantity.

The operation, which was led by deputy minister Chan Foong Hin with the cooperation of the Padi and Rice Board, Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry, and Royal Malaysia Police, took rice samples and counted the rice stock in warehouses.

“All samples taken complied with the established enforcement procedures and will be submitted to the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute for analysis to determine the substitution of rice bags or mixing of local white rice and imported white rice,” the ministry said in its statement today.

The ministry said it will not compromise with those who change rice bags, mix local white rice with imported white rice or hide rice stocks and will continue inter-ministerial and inter-agency enforcement activities under the integrated operation.

— Bernama

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