BY Lian Cheng
KUCHING, July 25: Sarawak Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has carried inspection on 110 premises across Sarawak and confiscated 47 packets of Ghost Smoke candy.
KPDNHEP Head of Enforcement Mohd Hanizam Kechek in a press conference said this was the effort made by the department for last three days.
Two premises, one at Jalan Tawi Sli and the other at SMI Industrial Park, Demak Laut, Bako were found to be stocking the merchandise.
“A total of 1128 pieces of Ghost Smoke Candy worth RM336.20 were seized after the inspection of 110 premises across Sarawak,” said Mohd Hanizam.
These Ghost Smoke candy were packed in 47 packets, where there were 24 pieces in each packet.
He said further investigation will be carried out under Section 5 of Trade Descriptions Act 2011 or Enforcement of Trade Descriptions Act 2011 or Price Control and Anti-profiteering Act 2011 to see whether there was an offence.
He said the sale of the merchandise was not advisable and the public was called on to report to KPDNHEP should they knew of any retail outlets selling the product.
Business premises in Sarawak were inspected following a viral video showing children taking the Ghost Smoke candy were editing smoke as if they were smoking or vaping.
Since then, there has been a grave concern that consuming the candy might eventually lead to children become smokers or vape-users and KPDNHEP across Malaysia has been inspecting business premises to curb the sale of the merchandise. — DayakDaily