Where did all the sugar go??!
Aku merasa terpanggil to blog a bit on this issue, coz it affects me directly. Bertalu2 orang sms aku, tanya company tanah tumpah darah aku tu (perghhhh!) sorok gula ke. Here's a confimation, TIDAK!! Pengeluaran di kilang-kilang mencukupi. Production go on as usual.
Maka di mana? Entah, been reading the newspapers, some says industrial demand are higher these days, some says kena sorok to make the sugar price increase, lagi 1 theory, diseludup ke negara2 jiran sebab harga gula dinegara ni jauh lebih rendah berbanding harga dinegara jiran. I personally would agree with the last 2 theories. Market raw sugar price sekarang is so much higher than before, that's why harga gula di negara2 lain dah meningkat. Tapi gula being bahan harga kawalan in this country, remains at RM1.40 per kilo (betul kan harga ni? aku dah lama tak beli gula. hehehe).
Some places dah dengan selamba naikkan harga jadi RM1.50, lagi best kat tempat Faie, she told me sekilo dah jual RM2.70! Perghh. Wish I can buy lots and jual, make money tuh!! Tapi even for us, we can't make internal purchases anymore. Last week we were still allowed to do so, even tho' it's being limited to only 2 parcels (1 parcel=12kgs) per employee, and purchases can only be made once a week. A memo came out recently to stop any more internal purchases. It did gets hectic in my department where ppl come and pay for their sugar, tapi I guess the real reason on why it has been disallowed is the company does not want any speculation to come out that we indeed, sorok gula.
And we don't, seriously.
I managed to buy 24kgs on the last day such purchases were allowed, tapi habis within minutes. Nenek2 called, aunties called...they all want sugar. Maka merantau lah saya dari rumah ke rumah buat delivery, proudly wearing uniform kilang gula. Heck, the logo is so famous these days tau! Asyik keluar paper, keluar TV jek.
Akan naik ke harga gula? Wallahualam. Tapi sebagai pekerja kilang gula yang budiman, kalau naik, saya of coz la terima dgn tangan terbuka. ehekkksss...
Akhir kata, kurangkan garam, kurangkan lemak, tapi jangan kurangkan gula dlm makanan ek? Hehehhe...peace.