KUALA SELANGOR, April 21 (Bernama) – Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu has called on all sections to refrain from storing large quantities of rice to avoid wasting this essential food source.

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security said supplies intended for donation should be distributed immediately.

“Distribute them to those in need,” he briefly told reporters after attending the Aidilfitri Open Day for the Kuala Selangor Parliamentary Constituency here today.

Recently, videos of bags of rice, flour and canned sardines being thrown away at a landfill in Temerloh, Pahang, went viral on social media.

In a Facebook post on Friday, Mohamad said he had instructed the Padi and Rice Regulatory Authority to investigate the incident.

Meanwhile, Mohamad also urged everyone to be careful and avoid food waste during the Aidilfitri celebration as Alam Flora revealed that food accounts for 40 percent of waste.

“During Ramadan, food waste can amount to 12,000 tons per day. So let us avoid wastage so that our supplies are not affected,” he said.


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