Malaysiakini Special Report

Saifuddin in the hot seat, tasked to bring goods prices down

Kow Gah Chie & Shakira Buang  |  Published:  |  Modified:

INTERVIEW | PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution has found himself having landed on a 'hot seat' after being appointed as the minister of domestic trade and consumerism.

"I can feel that this is indeed a hot seat," he said, with a grin, in an interview with Malaysiakini last Friday.

This is because the rising cost of living, which failed to be handled by the previous administration of the BN, and caused its downfall, now has partly fallen on his shoulders.

The ministry, which is entrusted to protect consumers, has been actively monitoring goods prices and taking action against errant traders found breaking the laws and regulations before the May 9 general election.

Saifuddin admitted that it would be intolerable for him to see the opposition reclaim Putrajaya in the 15th general election by harping on the cost of living issue...

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