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Thursday, January 28, 2021
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MP Tajuddin spins a conspiracy theory that all the APs for import of frozen meat were given to non-Malays. Malays cannot enter the business as they hv no import license.
The Asst Minister for Agriculture denied the allegation. He said most of the AP holders are Malays.
Tajuddin then said the Chinese AP holders hv made arrangements with their foreign suppliers to only deal with them. So the Malays cannot enter the business as it is monopolized by the Chinese.
The Asst Min denied the allegation saying it cannot be held responsible for the commercial arrangements between the foreign frozen meat suppliers and their customers.
I think the Asst Min makes more sense to me than Tajuddin who maintains the Chinese AP holders formed a cartel with their foreign frozen meat suppliers in India, Australia, Europe etc to keep the Malay AP holders out of the highly lucrative business. He calls it Chinese sabotage against Malays.
The Asst Minister says the govt is only responsible for certifying that the foreign suppliers are halal compliant.
I think the PM shd step in to tell Tajuddin to stop making such racial allegation. The PM shd show leadership to stop the racism. He shd act when his leadership is required to stop the Malay- Chinese boxing match for political mileage.
60 per cent of meat import AP holders are bumiputeras
By Bernama – January 26, 2021 @ 3:51pm
KUALA LANGAT: About 60 per cent of the approved permit (AP) holders involved in meat importing activities are bumiputera companies, said Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee.
He said among bumiputera AP holders are Ramly Food Processing Sdn Bhd and Darabif Meat Company which are capable of importing large quantities of meat.
“In terms of the quantity of (imported meat), it depends on the ability of the company. These two companies are able to import meat in large quantities and are able to compete with non-bumiputera companies,” he said.
Kiandee told this to reporters after a working visit to the area farmers’ organisation (PPK) Kuala Langat here, today.
He was commenting on the claims made by former deputy agriculture and agro-based industries minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman in the media recently that only 10 per cent of AP holders were bumiputera companies.
Meanwhile, commenting on the AP holders blacklisted for violating conditions, Kiandee said the Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry was still waiting for the results of the investigation from the relevant agencies.
“We are still waiting for the results of the investigation. The case related to this meat AP is being investigated by several agencies including the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, police, the Royal Malaysian Customs and the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.
“If there is a violation of AP conditions, (my) ministry MAFI will take stern action,” he said.
Recently, the ministry was reported to have been ready to revoke companies’ AP if they were found to be involved in the frozen meat distribution cartel without a halal certificate and will not tolerate any ministry staff involved in the issue. – Bernama