Government Narrates Food Price Issue

Government officials are still controlling the narration in the media in the midst of strong criticism on social media regarding the hike in the price of essential goods.



From the analytics below, the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) minister Alexander Nanta Linggi has been the most active in giving statements on the Food Price topic.


Nonetheless, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s statements on food price recently had overpowered other influencers.


Aside from that, KPDNHEP’s deputy minister Rosol Wahid, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) minister Ronald Kiandee and Finance Minister Zafrul Aziz has also been consistently vocal about the food price issue.





Although there have been several Opposition leaders attacking the government due to the rising food prices, Lim Guan Eng and Nurul Izzah’s statements on the food price topic did not exceed Alexander and Ismail’s statements.


Hence, this indicates that the government is still controlling the narration of the dispute despite it being politicized by the politicians.



Over time, the data also depicts that the Food Price topic had also been sensationalized seeing that political blog Mykmu was rising in the media ranking for the topic recently.