By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, MAY 6: Six traders here were slapped with a RM200 compound each for failing to put up pink price tags for price controlled items listed under the 2021 Hari Raya Puasa Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme, says Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Miri chief Joe Azmi Jamil today.
The compounds totaling RM1,200 were issued from April 21 to May 6 during inspections carried out by KPDNHEP enforcement officers under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.
Joe Azmi stressed that the ministry will continue inspecting traders in this district to ensure they follow laws and regulations as the 2021 Hari Raya Puasa Price Control Scheme launched on April 21 is ongoing and will only end on May 20.
This year, a total 32 items are listed under the 2021 Hari Raya Puasa Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme (SHMMP) list involving vegetables, dry food, marine products, tomatoes, red chillies, imported round cabbage (Indonesia and China), long beans, green choy sum, long eggplant, cucumber, old ginger, coconut (wholesale), grated coconut (retail), imported red onions (China), onions (Holland), garlic (China), dried chillies, imported potatoes (China) and groundnuts.
Joe Azmi reminded traders to place pink price tags on controlled price items, as failure to do so could result in heavy fines.
Meanwhile he added, consumers may lodge complaints with Miri KPDNHEP at 085-412 862 or via eAduan.kpdnhep.gov.my. — DayakDaily