No price increase of goods detected throughout Christmas season

A KPDN officer checking the price of cooking oil at a store in Mukah on Dec 29, 2022. Photo: KPDN Mukah Facebook page

KUCHING, Dec 30: There has been no price increase of goods detected throughout the implementation of Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme (SHMMP) during the Christmas festive season from Dec 23 to Dec 27.

Minister of Domestic Trade and Living Costs (KPDN) Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said throughout the scheme’s effective period, the ministry has conducted inspection on 3,255 premises nationwide.

“Of the total inspection, only one legal action was taken against a trader for failing to use the special pink price tag.

“Throughout the same period, there was no report received relating to the implementation of Christmas SHMMP,” he said in a statement today.

Under the Christmas SHMMP, 11 food items were gazetted, namely live spent chicken (ayam tua hidup) which are under price control in Sarawak; chicken wings under price control in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan; imported mutton bone; tomatoes; green Benggala pepper; imported round cabbages from China and Indonesia; carrot; imported potatoes from China; live boar (controlled at the farm level); as well as pork belly and pork fat/meat.

He further said the cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and agencies under it such as Department of Veterinary Services, Department of Agriculture Malaysia, Federal Agricultural Marketing Board, local authorities, producers, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers have led to the success of the SHMMP Christmas 2022. — DayakDaily