Press Statement by YB Chong Chieng Jen:
I have met up with the director of MyGaz Sdn Bhd Datuk Zayad Ismail to discuss the MyGaz cylinder (yellow gas cylinder) shortage problem in Sarawak.
MyGaz director apologises for the problem and have reassured that the company is undertaking all possible means to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
According to the director’s report, as of yesterday, the company’s LPG cylinder production level in Sarawak has resumed to the pre-crisis level and now the company is working on extra production to make up for the shortage created during the past two-week crisis.
Meanwhile, priorities have been given to hawkers, food stall operators and those traders whose living depend on the supply LPG.
To address the leaking valve problem, new valves have been delivered in batches and additional manpower has been deployed to Sarawak and work overtime to carry out the valve inspection and replacement work. In addition, new gas cylinders will be delivered next week.
While MyGaz is now replenishing the stocks of its dealers and sellers, MyGaz estimates that by the first week of September, all supply will be normalised.
Meanwhile, the Ministry has also contacted Petronas to increase its supply of LPG cylinders (the green LPG cylinders) so that if the consumers wish to switch from MyGaz to Petronas, there is sufficient stock for supply.
KPDNHEP regrets the inconvenience caused to public on the MyGaz problem and assure the public that the ministry will be keeping a close and constant look out on the progress of the matter.
Chong Chieng Jen
Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs