‘Mamak’ shops have not raised prices, says Presma

mamak-presmaPUTRAJAYA: “Mamak” shops under the affiliation of the Malaysian Indian Muslim Restaurants Owners Association (Presma) have been maintaining prices of their food for the past two years and have not raised them as alleged.

Presma president Ayoob Khan Muhammad Yakub said, in fact, Presma was planning to introduce a discount card to ease the burden of consumers.

“The card gives a 25% discount to the handicapped, 10% to senior citizens and 5-10% to Malaysian students.

“The card is expected to be introduced soon in co-operation with the domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism ministry (KPDNKK),” he told reporters today.

Ayoob Khan was speaking to reporters after meeting Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Hamzah Zainudin at the ministry here today.

Recently the issue of “mamak” shops raising the prices of their food especially roti canai and teh tarik went viral on social media, prompting Hamzah to call Presma for an explanation.