KUALA LUMPUR: The government must immediately step in to help the residents of Pasir Gudang, Johor, who are lacking in daily necessities, says its MP, Hassan Karim.
He called on the domestic trade and cost of living ministry to either help through the Jualan Rahmah initiative or send food supplies to the area.
“The people are angry. There is no local rice, cooking oil, sugar or eggs.
“The people are hoping for the government’s help. They have never experienced a disruption in basic food supplies such as what they are experiencing now,” he said in a Facebook post today.
The Star also reported Hassan as saying that one of the affected areas is Taman Scientex, where members of the public are reported to have quarrelled with sundry shop owners over the lack of supplies.