~good day~Roti canai getting cheaper..WOW!! Nasi kandar cheaper...Super WOW!! Teh tarik also Cheaper...hahaha..this news really make me laugh but even it's really interesting to know that more traders reduce their products in order to support "price reduction campaign" held by Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs. The reason of price reduction, of course, the reduction of global crude-oil prices falling down from $145 to $65 significantly affected by the global Financial Turmoil. More traders should take effort to reduce price of goods.
Not exceptional, "Kedai Mamak" in the town. The Muslim Restaurant Operators Association (Presma) and the Malaysian Indian Restaurant Owners’ Association (Primas) have decided to support the Government’s move on price reduction. Nasi kandar will see a reduction of 20 sen a plate, while roti canai (and other roti items such as roti telur, roti pisang) and teh tarik will see a reduction of 10 sen each. As mentioned by them, the price reduction will be on voluntary basis & there is no fixed maximum prices for these 3 food items.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad said consumers could check the prices against the price-list in the restaurants. The price range in the Klang Valley was between RM4 and RM5.50 for nasi kandar, 90 sen and RM1.50 for teh tarik, and 70 sen and RM1.20 for roti canai. Presma president Jamarulkhan Kadir said the prices of the three items, however, would differ depending on the location of the restaurants.
(taken from The star)
I don't care so much about this 3 food items reduce their prices but thinking back, maybe it bring POSITIVE outlook. Most Consumers will start to believe that the government will force more traders to reduce their prices too. As results, it helps most consumers especially family who live in poverty. If we analyze the condition of 1997, most consumers being affected much by the economy crisis; more people loosed their jobs just like what Singapore facing today. Since, The global tend to strive from Global Economic Crisis, How Malaysia could enhance their oppurtunity by reducing their prices?? I still doubt. How many traders willing to take a risk?? that's also the big question, whether they can cope with the current prices.
Certain traders may think, it's better to gain some benefits from the falling down of crude-oil prices & take advantages in order to support them if The global once again increase the price. Not all consumers have similar thoughts. As stated by PRESMA president, the reduction price may effected their profit margin. It's not big controversial for them because they have a lot of franchises & they have their own association to support them. How small traders want to cope??
With small profit, they tend to choose not to support the government instead crude oil price reduction. At the end, consumers are the most infected by the problem. As consumers, what can we do now is sit & watch this little "act" of government.
I'm certainly not doing any review regarding Najib's proposal to inject thousands of money for the sake of people. It's certainly bring more BAD significance to the country. But i hope to make the review first. I will come out with the review article later. So, consumer! do your job & make sure all traders reduce their prices for our own good. Their own good?? let them think about it.