New Ceiling Prices for Face Masks in Malaysia
This is the latest statement by Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (Kementerian Perdagangan dalam Negeri dan Hal ehwal Pengguna). The government has banned exports of face masks effective 18 March 2020. Today, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs announced the new ceiling price for face masks in Malaysia.
As announced by Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, here are the new ceiling prices for face masks in Malaysia:
1 Ply Mask:
Retail One Box: RM 7
1 pc : RM 0.15 per piece
2 Ply Mask
Retail One Box: RM 10
1 pc: RM0.20 per piece
3 Ply Mask
Retail One Box: RM 100
1 PC: RM 2 per piece
1 PC: RM 6 piece
The 3 Ply Face Mask was selling at RM 0.80 and increased to RM 2 per piece. It is so hard to purchase the face mask as it is out of stock in most pharmacies in Malaysia. This is the main reason why many people were not wearing masks as the masks were out of stock.
We hope with this new announcement by Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, there will be sufficient face masks for everyone especially for the medical officers in the hospitals. Stay safe everyone!