Several places in Bintulu reported to be facing limited supply of white sugar since the last few days.
In Kidurong several mini market owners surveyed said they have been getting less supply than usual and some shops nearly ran out of stocks.
Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) Bintulu when contacted today assured consumers there were sufficient supply of sugar in town.
“Bintulu has sufficient sugar supply,” said Saiful an official at MDTCC Bintulu.
“But suppliers were releasing the stocks gradually to avoid panic-buying in the market and to prevent unscruplous inviduals from stocking the price-controlled item.
He said the Ministry had been requesting for more stocks and latest shipments expected to arrive within this week.
The Ministry also assured there will be sufficient white sugar sugar supply for the Gawai festive season.
Several supermarkets including Farley, New World Mart said they have sufficient supply of white sugar although sale limited to only two small-bag (2kg) per customer.