It is the same story every annual major festival, except that this time it is attributed to global price increase for… corn.

More dough for your cookies: Food prices on the up and up

KUALA LUMPUR: It’s going to cost more to place food on the table soon.

Housewives are already complaining that the prices of certain foodstuff — including daily essentials — have gone up in recent weeks.

For instance, some traders are said to be selling chicken above the ceiling price of RM6 per kg.

Now, there are indications that the prices of more food items — including potatoes, onions and wheat-based products — are set to rise.

It seems that the coming Raya festival will be an expensive affair. Has this already affected you? How are you coping with it?