Connect with us


M’sian Government Brings Down Ceiling Price Of Face Masks To RM1, Vows To Further Reduce Price


My Post 2020 08 11T160614.913
Source: NST & Malay Mail

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

It’s sad that we live in a society where not everyone can afford the simplest necessities.

And now, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are new products that are considered essentials besides the basics like food and shelter, one of which are face masks.

Luckily, our authorities are aware of the need to bring down the ceiling price of face masks and have managed to agree to RM1 apiece.

3Ply 1

As according to BERNAMA, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said that the government agreed to reduce the ceiling price of the three-layer face mask to RM1 a piece and are working towards further reducing it in an effort to help with the people’s burden after the government ordered the compulsory use of face masks in public.

“I would like to inform that the price of the three-layer face mask will be further reduced to RM1 a piece at the retail level, meaning the wholesale price is 95 cents. The move is hoped to help reduce the burden of the people and parents in having to provide face masks for their children,” he said.

3Ply 4

“The ministry is also prepared to further lower the ceiling price from time to time. We will look and study again on the RM1 price with stakeholders,” he added.

After all, three-layer face masks are known to be highly protective against the Covid-19 virus as it consists of an inner layer that absorbs, a middle layer that filters, and an outer layer made from a nonabsorbent material like polyester.

Nanta’s announcement comes in response to a question by Chong Chieng Jen (PH – Stampin) on the ministry’s rationale in raising the maximum price of a three-layer face mask from RM0.80 apiece to RM1.50 apiece.

He added that the demand for face masks have gone up, resulting in manufacturers increasing production and the price dropping.

Stay tuned for more updates. 


Also read: 28 People Remanded For Attempting To Hike At Broga Hill Despite Its Closure

My Post 2020 08 11T104849.006

Source: BestForWorld

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Ft Database Ft Database
News8 hours ago

Another Database Allegedly Leaked & on Sale For Almost RM44,000, Has Information on 22.5 MILLION M’sians

Just 8 months ago 2 huge database were put up for sale on a well-known marketplace forum. One of the...

Plastic Bag Charge All States Plastic Bag Charge All States
News8 hours ago

Minister: All States Agree On Min. RM0.20 Pollution Charge Per Plastic Bag To Combat Single Use Plastic

We use a lot of plastic bags in our daily life, especially when we tapau lunch or go to get...

Ft Lie 1 Ft Lie 1
News14 hours ago

“He is a compulsive liar” – Mahathir Threatens to Sue Zahid Hamidi For Questioning His Malay Ancestry

When it comes to accusations, it is always best to make sure that you’ve done your fair bit of research...

Collage 33 Collage 33
News1 day ago

M’sian Billionaire Loses RM21 Million to Macau Scam, Largest Fraudulent Case Targeted at a Person

Scams are as old as time and you would think that we have grown familiar enough with them to avoid...

Collage 10 2 Collage 10 2
News2 days ago

Policeman Uses Mobile Phone While Driving on Federal Highway, PDRM Calls Him in & Issues a Summon

It’s not only illegal to be on the phone with your hands on the wheel but it also endangers other...

My Post 42 My Post 42
News2 days ago

Prices of Necessities May Increase by up to 60% Next Month

There have been a lot of factors that have led to an increase in the prices of goods. The prices...

Collage Final 1 2 Collage Final 1 2
News2 days ago

Malaysia Ranked 8th Most Dangerous Country to Drive in With Road Traffic Death Rate of 22.5

We all know how dangerous driving in Malaysia can be but how do we rank out of the other countries...

Collage 6 2 Collage 6 2
News2 days ago

Pieces of Stone Statue Fall From Gopuram of Ipoh Temple, Kills A Woman & Injures 2 Others

A woman in Ipoh met her tragic & unfortunate death yesterday (15 May) during a ritual ceremony in a temple....


Latest Videos