Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Malaysia
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
28/01/2016
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Food subsidies
Description
Announced that the Government would supply hard-core poor households with a monthly ration of 20 kilos of rice through December 2016, under the MyBeras programme. The initiative forms part of the 2016 Budget Recalibration and is geared at aiding vulnerable groups cope with rising prices. The scheme was originally targeted to begin as of March 2016, but official statements to the press later indicated that it would be implemented between May 2016 and February 2017.