While the world is keeping an eye on the rising crude oil price, the ‘real’ oil crisis creeps in and affecting the daily livings in Malaysia… we are short of cooking oil!
We’ll begin rationing cooking oil from next week as countermeasure. Didn’t see this coming at all… cooking oil has been in abundance at the hypermarkets I frequent (in PJ/KL). It’s reported that a few states are badly hit by the crisis and major supermarkets there were facing difficulty in replenishing the stocks.
The government has advised consumers not to panic as it would only worsen the situation. The irony is, the rationing is certainly going to worsen the situation in short term… my first thought when reading the news was “better go and buy some oil ASAP.” And I bet I’m not the only one who is thinking about that.