There’s enough onions, folks!

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MELAKA, Dec 10: The Agriculture and Food Security Ministry (KPKM) has given its assurance that the supply of onion will not be affected following a ban on onion exports by the Indian government.           

Its minister, Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu, said his ministry had made the preparations for such an eventuality.

“I have not received the official confirmation but I assure there will be no onion shortage in the country.

“For onion supply, we are also importing from China, Thailand and Pakistan as well as several other countries,” he said when met after the 2023 Melaka State Amanah Convention here yesterday. 

Mohamad Sabu, who is also Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president, said the issue now was whether there would be a price increase or not and the matter was under the purview of the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry.

India is the largest onion exporter to Malaysia with 36 per cent while China and Thailand contribute 20 and seven per cent respectively.