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Forget rice, why is KFC so expensive now? By Erna Mahyuni

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Publish date: Wed, 28 Feb 2024, 02:55 PM

FEBRUARY 28 ― I think we should do away with the current economic benchmarks and just have a KFC snack plate index.

KFC used to be the basic middle-class affordability yardstick; no matter how depressing it can get for the middle-income set, KFC was always at least attainable even if for some it was a monthly treat.

Now I look at KFC prices and think: if I'm going to spend that much on chicken I'll have it elsewhere thanks.

Looking at current KFC delivery prices, it's RM18.99 for a snack plate without a drink and an extra RM2 to add a beverage.

Considering how KFC chicken sizes have shrunk it's hard to justify the value especially when now there are so many fast food chicken options.

I feel as though from March onwards I will be forced into frugality against my will as like the GST, the government raising the sales and service tax is going to see snowballing in prices.

Am really tired of explaining to people that a rise in taxes will have a compounding effect; you won't see only a one per cent increase across the board.

Take for instance, hotels. Malaysian hotels are now raising room prices but that's probably not all that's going to be more expensive.

Expect to pay more for room service, for eating at hotel eateries and to see previously free services charged.

I've already noticed that at even some of the fancier hotels, amenities I would take for granted are no longer available.

I now rarely find bathrobes, and sometimes not even free hotel slippers.

With how hotels are cost cutting, Airbnbs and homestays are probably going to regain the customers they lost to hotels in the last couple of years.

That's if they don't also raise their prices.

I still believe that former prime minister's shoddy implementation of GST was partly the reason why his administration lost the general election.

Hopefully by next week I will find something else to write about but with someone rightfully pointing out it's still cheaper to eat out in Hatyai than in most places in Malaysia, I fear I won't be the only one left irritated by prices always going up, while never going down.

Why are Malaysians always told to just “accept” that rates will go up for public transport, for tolls, for utilities because it's just the natural way of things.

Yet we have unnaturally depressed wages for decades. How much longer do we need to put up with governments treating employers with kid gloves.

I hoped that with a new administration, we would find new ways to do things. We would finally start taking at least baby steps towards the insidious endemic of corruption; that maybe politicians would stop using race rhetoric to garner support and there would be punishment for those who still do so.

Instead, it feels as though we are getting a similar government to past ones except maybe painted over with a new slogan.

Stop it with the slogans and catchphrases already.

Speaking of catchphrases, I find it thoroughly odd that we are now making politicians recite the Rukun Negara like we made schoolchildren do at school assemblies.

We love show and lip service but we do not push harder for actual action, and that I think is the biggest problem in Malaysia.

There are, as I keep telling people, no proper channels. It is a myth made up by politicians to stop us from bothering them.

It's distressing that the one avenue that should have been open to us — public demonstrations — is now so policed to the point I could stand in a corner with a sign and my cat, and technically be participating in an illegal demonstration.

What has Madani delivered besides pithy speeches, big words (government speechwriters, please burn your thesauruses and use plain language) and walking back on decades-old election promises?

All I have supposedly benefited from is slightly lower income tax deductions but instead I will have to pay more for everything else, from food to service taxes and now, utilities.

Malaysians have always deserved better than what we have got before, and even more now.

Convince me, and the voters that the M in Madani doesn't stand for “monied people get all the perks” because otherwise we have nothing more to look forward to besides steamrolling inflation, increased income gaps and the same thing all over again.

 

https://www.malaymail.com/news/opinion/2024/02/28/forget-rice-why-is-kfc-so-expensive-now/120342

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icecool

everything is expensive now if you cant afford just eat grass

1 month ago

EngineeringProfit

What do you expect after letting musang jaga reban ayam for over 6 decades? Compared to the right leaders in Singapore, many are still deluded with their unscrupulous leaders who practise all the bad practices of zahillyyah era, under the unquestionable hlal and shriah banners

1 month ago

EngineeringProfit

And majority of rakyats' cannot think!!!

1 month ago

Income

Better ask Expert UlarSawa about Kfc. Ular Sir knows about KFC.

1 month ago

Income

I eat McD. Sorry can’t comment about Kfc.

1 month ago

Income

Musang jaga reban ayam? Wow.😮

1 month ago

arv18

no one goin to kfc for years. it a dead place, like a&w. wake up lah...

1 month ago

DickyMe

Erna Mahyuni, don't play dumb!
KFC and many western big brand are monopolised by UMNO and it's cronies.
Ask them about why the price hiked.
You are a woman and certainly you have gone to market to buy the needed items.
You should know it. Something are beyond government control.
Go to school again and learn economics before asking stu --pid questions.
The public, if can restrain their urge meaning "PUASA", certainly they can bring down GOLIATH! Learn power of consumers. Learn to be self sufficient. Learn to control your desires.
The world will crumble under your feet!

1 month ago

wongchin

Gst increase hope that it will help our ringgit increase in the value. That will help a little of our imported goods lower the price.

1 month ago

DickyMe

GST is a pirate mentality's suggestion.

1 month ago

Income

The problem with Gst is even though we pay Gst, we still need to pay income tax This is called double taxation,

1 month ago

Income

I support sst because we are not taxer everything g under the sun ". And we also need to pay income tax.

1 month ago

Income

* typo
I support sst because we are not tax for everything under the sun ... And we also need to pay income tax.

1 month ago

splinky

KFC chicken is imported. That's why its getting more expensive 🤣

1 month ago

TonsilBasher

Niama. one plate of snack plate rm 20.

1 month ago

Income

U win in Bursa, u can afford to eat Kfc and McD.
The problem is do we have the skills to win?

1 month ago

EngineeringProfit

Don't say to win. In a small shark-infested pond, small fish cannot even survive to the next season of bull run

1 month ago

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