KPDNHEP Miri seizes RM5,280 worth of repackaged subsidised cooking oil

Joe Azmi with the seized packets of the repackaged subsidised cooking oil.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, July 4: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) Miri branch raided a premises in Senadin, following a tip-off and a three-week stake-out, containing repackaged subsidised cooking oil in polybags today.

Further check on the premises found 2,112kg of the subsidised 1kg cooking oil estimated to be worth RM5,280.

Miri KPDNHEP chief Joe Azmi Jamil said the premises was believed to be selling the subsidised cooking oil to industrial consumers at a lower price.

“Industrial consumers such as factories are not allowed to purchase the subsidised cooking oil, which is only meant for end-users,” he said when met today.

During the 11.41am raid, Miri KPDNHEP also detained a 25-year-old man believed to be the premises’ caretaker for further investigation.

The case is being investigated under Section 21 of the Control of Supplies Act 1961. — DayakDaily