If the cost of ingredients cannot be constrained, the price of roti canai may rise up to 50 sen, despite a May 14 declaration from the domestic trade and consumer affairs ministry that India’s wheat export ban would have no consequence on Malaysian wheat supply.
This is because the country imports 80 percent of its wheat from Australia and the rest from the United States, Canada, and Ukraine.
Datuk Jawahar Ali Taib Khan, president of the Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (Presma), concluded that the current roti canai prices remained unchanged so far, ranging from RM1.20 to RM1.70 per piece.
“Despite rising prices of goods such as dhal (lentils) and cooking oil, most mamak restaurants across the country are operating normally.
“Just a couple of days ago, local suppliers announced that the cost of a box of 100 roti canai dough would be expected to raise to RM2 on June 10, but…