Shoppers peruse groceries at a market in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur.
Consumers choose from the array of fruits and vegetables on display at a morning market.
A trader portions a chicken at her poultry stall.
A woman grabs a bag of imported rice at a supermarket in Subang, Selangor, as most local rice is sold out.
An empty space reflects a shortage of local white rice in the country.
Bags of imported white rice are neatly stacked in a trolley at a supermarket.
A notice from the agriculture and food security ministry is affixed to a shelf at a supermarket, informing customers of the price hike for imported white rice.
An 'Out of Stock' sticker is affixed to the shelf of a local white rice section at a supermarket.
A woman checks her phone while facing an empty shelf of cooking oil, which has also seen a price increase.
Bags of white sugar are arranged on a shelf at a supermarket in Putrajaya, with a notice indicating a limit of only three packets per family.
Shoppers explore the selection of fresh seafood at a supermarket.
Consumers line up to pay for their purchases at a supermarket.
A trader waits for customers in front of her stall at a local market.
A Taman Keramat resident cultivates his own vegetables to cut down on grocery expenses.
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