KUCHING, April 21: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will implement the Hari Raya Puasa (HRP) 2022 Maximum Price Scheme effective from April 26 until May 6 to stabilise the price of goods and ensure the availability of supply in the market before, during and after the festival.
KPDNHEP minister Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi in a statement today said a total of 22 types of goods will be set at maximum prices during the HRP 2022 Maximum Price Scheme implementation involving the categories of seafood, dried goods, vegetables and meat.
According to him, the HRP 2022 Maximum Price Scheme Implementation will coincide with the implementation of Maximum Price Determination for Chicken and Chicken Eggs (Feb 5 until June 5, 2022) involving 28 types of goods from the categories of chicken, chicken eggs, vegetables, dried goods, vegetables and meat.
“The pricing of goods for the states is made according to the suitability of the current market price and taking into account the factors of price changes, especially for imported goods affected by prices from the country of origin, changes in currency exchange rates and increased utility costs of farmers,” he said.
Nanta explained that KPDNHEP determines the maximum price for producer, wholesale and retail are based on price information identified from price monitoring conducted in all districts in the country throughout the year 2021 and in January to April 2022, based on the price collection set weekly by KPDNHEP.
Nanta said KPDNHEP enforcement personnel together with MAFI will work together to conduct inspections and monitoring on a daily basis in ensuring compliance by traders throughout the implementation period of this scheme as well as to ensure that the supply of goods is adequate and that market prices are reasonable and further ensure the availability of supply in the market.
He also reminded that stern action will be taken against traders who fail to comply with the rules under this Scheme.
The items included in the HRP 2022 Maximum Price Scheme Implementation are local beef meat (except beef tanderloin), imported beef meat (maximum price in Sarawak only), imported buffalo meat (maximum price in Peninsular, Sabah and Labuan only), mackerels and Mabung fish (weight between 8 to 12 tails per kg), Selayang fish, Aya/Tongkol fish, Demudok/Sagai/Cermin/Cupak fish (Sabah only), tomato, red chillies, imported round cabbage (Indonesia and China excluding Beijing cabbage), longbeans, long eggplant, cucumber, imported old ginger, imported red onions, Holland onion, garlic (China), potato (China), dried chilli, ground nut, coconut (wholesale) and grated coconut (retail).
For the Maximum Price Determination for Chicken and Chicken Eggs implementation, the items includes live chicken, standard chicken (slaughtered and cleaned with legs, head, liver and gallbladder or any part thereof), super chicken (slaughtered and cleaned without legs, head, liver and gizzards), Grade A chicken eggs (weighing between 65.0 grams to 69.9 grams each), Grade B chicken eggs (weight between 60.0 grams to 64.9 grams each), and Grade C chicken eggs (weight between 55.0 grams to 59.9 grams each). — DayakDaily