Reported in The Star, the Government is confident of reducing the country’s inflation rate to 2.5% this year from 3% at the end of 2006, given the current price control measures being adopted.
Under Ops Gaji from May 21 to June 18, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said 99,312 premises had been checked nationwide and goods worth RM214,875 seized, and RM162,530 in compound notices issued.
I am not too sure if the control measure is effective. Yesterday, I had my dinner at the SS2's hawker centre. A plate of rice with a slice of stingray, some potatoes and lady fingers cost me RM6.
Today, at a coffee shop in Bangsar I had almost similar dishes with rice and that set me off by RM7.40.
Can I trust the official inflation rate published? I guess no, it is not reflective of the real inflation on the ground.
If you have paid outrageous prices, share with us here.