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Rice Prices (Malaya)

Volume 437: debated on Monday 12 May 1947

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26.

asked the Minister of Food the controlled price of rice in Kuala Lumpur and in Singapore, respectively; and the black-market price of rice on the Malaya-Siam border and in Singapore, respectively.

The controlled retail price of rice in Singapore and the Malayan Union is 5¼d. per pound. The black market price of rice in Singapore is said to be Is. 4d. per pound and on the Kedah- Siam and Kelantan-Siam borders 6¼d. a pound and 8¾d a pound respectively.