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By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Dec 24: The Christmas Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme 2021 (SHMMP) was implemented yesterday and will last until Dec 31, 2021.
Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the festive scheme involves eight types of food items under chicken, chicken eggs, vegetables, mutton, and pork.
The specific food items are imported turkey, live old chicken, chicken wings, imported boned lamb, green capsicums, live pigs, hog maw, pork, and lard.
Apart from SHMMP 2021, Nanta said the Malaysian Family Maximum Price Scheme (SHMKM) will be effective until Dec 31, 2021.
He noted 20 types of goods, including chicken, eggs, and vegetables under SHMKM, which began on Dec 7.
“KPDNHEP and Ministry of Agriculture and Food industries (MAFI) will cooperate by carrying out monitoring to ensure the supply of goods are sufficient and at stable market prices,” he said.
Nanta, on behalf of his ministry, also reminded all traders to comply with the maximum prices set under these schemes in addition to other enacted legislation by KPDNHEP.
Traders found committing offenses would face action under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011, he stressed.
“For individuals found selling listed goods above the capped prices can be fined up to RM100,000 or face imprisonment not exceeding three years, or both, or compounded up to RM50,000.
“For companies, they can be fined up to RM500,000 or compounded up to RM250,000,” he said during a walkabout at Farley Mall, Kuching here today.
Meanwhile, individual traders who fail to put up pink price tags for the listed goods can be fined up to RM10,000 or compounded up to RM5,000.
On the other hand, companies can be fined up to RM20,000 or compounded up to RM10,000. — DayakDaily