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Lotus’s urges M’sians not to panic buy cooking oil, reassures of having sufficient supply

Stay calm and buy what you need.

PETALING JAYA – Lotus’s Malaysia has assured its customers that there are plenty of cooking oil to go around and urged them not to panic buy in a Facebook post.

It also added that there are sufficient stock of 1kg and 5kg cooking oil up for purchase at all its stores.

Netizens slammed lotus's announcement on having sufficient supply of cooking oil
Image via Facebook/Lotus’s Malaysia

However, each customer will only be allowed to buy up to three bags of 1kg cooking oil and two bottles of 5kg cooking oil in order to maintain a continuous supply.

Those who have any questions are encouraged to contact Customer Service at 1-300-13-1313 or drop an email at [email protected]

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This comes after the New Straits Times reported that there was a shortage of cooking oil at supermarkets across the Klang Valley following the government’s decision to abolish subsidies for cooking oil starting July 1.

Netizens slammed lotus's announcement on having sufficient supply of cooking oil
Image via SinChew Daily

Still not enough

Despite Lotus’s reassurances, netizens were unconvinced and claimed that it didn’t do enough to prevent the hoarding of cooking oil.

Netizens slammed lotus's announcement on having sufficient supply of cooking oil
Screenshot via Facebook/Lotus’s Malaysia

However, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi dismissed these claims, adding that authorities found sufficient supply at Lotus’s stores at Ara Damansara, Kuala Selangor and Wangsa Walk

Netizens slammed lotus's announcement on having sufficient supply of cooking oil
Image via Twitter/AlexNantaLinggi

Only buy what you need and be sure to leave some for others too!

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Cover Image via Twitter/ AlexNantaLinggi and New Straits Times

Editor: Sarah Yeoh