Supply chain disruptions of basic goods solved through Ops Terjah, says Salahuddin

KUALA LUMPUR: The one-month operation dubbed Ops Terjah conducted from Dec 16, has succeeded in solving supply chain disruptions and helped to stabilise prices of basic necessities.

Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (pic) said throughout the nationwide operation 21,830 retail premises were inspected and enforcement officers were assigned at strategic locations where consumers shop for their daily necessities.

“Through another operation, Ops Samar, plainclothes enforcement officers were deployed to observe the real situation on supply and prices of goods.

“This has allowed more effective enforcement and monitoring to be carried out and immediate action could be taken on consumer complaints about errant traders,” he said in a statement here on Thursday (Jan 19).

He said through Ops Terjah it was reported that there was shortage of grade A, B and C eggs in several states, but supplies were available again in less than three days compared to the situation during the school holidays and festive seasons.

On chicken supply, he said no retail premises were reported to have experienced supply disruptions compared to the first two weeks of Ops Terjah when reports were lodged by 93 premises.

Salahuddin said the ministry had also identified the suppliers of cooking oil and established continuous cooperation with cooking oil packaging companies to speed up delivery of supplies in dealing with supply shortage in the market.

“Supply of sugar and wheat flour was not a problem throughout the operation. However, the ministry assisted in speeding up the distribution of supplies from the factory level to the wholesalers,” he said.

He said in addition to educating, giving advice and warnings to ensure traders comply with the law, the Ministry also held engagement sessions with the supply chain management and stakeholders to ensure smooth distribution.

Consumers with information on errant traders may channel the details to the Ministry via WhatsApp at 019-279 4317 or 019-848 8000; portal; call centre 1-800-886-800; email to and Ez ADU KPDN mobile application. – Bernama