Monday, November 7, 2016

Food Prices Soar High

The cost of food is rising fast and furious in Malaysia.

A China Press report claims that from 2011, prices have been skyrocketing. In fact, some prices have surged by more than 100 percent!

The report pointed out that roti canai that was only 60 to 80 sen five years ago – now costs between RM1.20 and RM1.50 – which is an increase of 100 percent.

Similarly, canned drinks sold for RM1.20 each at coffee shops are now being sold at RM2.20 each. Even air suam (plain warm water) is now 60 sen a glass, from 30 sen before.

A bowl of noodles, which used to have a price tag of between RM4 and RM4.50, now costs RM5 to RM6.

Also, if you don’t eat out – don’t think you are safe from rising prices.

Canned food is no longer cheap. A certain brand of canned sardines that cost just RM4 a can in 2011 is now sold at RM9.70.

The so-called 'cheap' instant noodles are not spared from price increases either. What was sold at about RM4 per pack of five before, costs about RM6 now.

Even fresh foods, whether vegetables, fish and meat have all seen price hikes.

This spike in food prices is impacting ordinary Malaysians. And the government is not helping at all.

On Saturday, Celtic restored their 10-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table after whipping Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-0.

The latter managed to keep Celtic at bay until Scott Sinclair pounced to fire home in the forty-eighth minute. Leigh Griffiths was keen to impress in a rare start and he found the net after Dembele's effort was parried by Fon Williams in the sixty-third minute. Twenty minutes afterward, Tom Rogic came off the bench to score.

Liverpool stormed to the top of the EPL table for the first time since May 2014 after they hammered Watford 6-1 on Sunday.

Sadio Mane opened the scoring with a glancing header on 27 minutes, then three minutes later, Philippe Coutinho drilled in a second from 20 yards. And in the forty-third minute, Emre Can headed in Adam Lallana’s cross. Roberto Firmino tapped in a Lallana cut-back on 57 minutes before the Brazilian turned provider and Mane got his second three minutes later with a clinical close-range effort amid slack defending. Watford replied with the only goal in the 75th minute, but the Reds completed the Hornets’ rout through Georginio Wijnaldum’s tap-in (90+1).

The win over Watford was the fifth time this season that they have scored four or more goals in a Premier League game.

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