McDonald’s, the renowned fast-food chain loved by Malaysians, has long been a popular go-to spot for delicious and convenient meals.
However, recent concerns over rising prices at McDonald’s outlets across Malaysia have left many wondering about the impact on their wallets.
In a recent social media post, former prime minster Najib Razak highlighted the escalating prices of McDonald’s menu items, where significant increases were made since December 2017.
The post sparked a discussion among netizens, questioning whether the prices had shown any signs of reduction following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
According to Najib Razak’s Facebook post, the prices of several popular McDonald’s items have experienced substantial increments in recent years.
The iconic Big Mac, for instance, has seen a staggering surge of 56%, jumping from RM8.60 to RM13.40.
Similarly, the McChicken has witnessed an alarming 86% increase, rising from RM5.00 to RM9.29, while the Filet-O-Fish and French Fries (L) have gone up by 40% and 73% respectively.
Even the McNuggets Happy Meal has become 68% more expensive, with prices soaring from RM6.80 to RM11.42.
Moreover, concerns were raised about the disappearance of the notorious “50 Ringgit full trolley” gangs during the 14th General Election (GE14), calling for greater scrutiny into the reasons behind the persistent price hikes.
Naturally, netizens took to the comments section to vent their frustrations.
Some individuals pointed out that it would be essential to compare the prices from before the introduction of the GST in 2011 to obtain a more accurate understanding of the situation.
Among the comments, one netizen highlighted the apparent lack of control over pricing since the discontinuation of the GST.
Wholesale distributors were blamed for hiking prices without any regulations, putting the burden of these increases on everyday citizens.
Would you still dine at McDonald’s despite the price surge? Let us know in the comments!