SHAH ALAM: The pasar tani concept can be expanded and turned into permanent farmers’ markets like in the West, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday.
He said the pasar tani had become widely popular because the prices offered are reasonable and are mostly priced even below the Government’s controlled prices.
As such, Muhyiddin said more space might be needed for such markets, in urging the local authorities to work with the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry ministry to plan and create new locations for such markets in the future, he added.
“It is difficult for local authorities to find temporary space for a pasar tani because of the logistics and traffic problems that may occur.
“But we hope that permission will be given for more such markets due to the increase in population in the country,” Muhyiddin told reporters after visiting the Pasar Tani Shah Alam with Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Noh Omar yesterday. - The Star