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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (left) will be going around to check on prices of goods.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister and his deputy will go down to the ground to check on prices of goods more closely.
Announcing this, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would also take the opportunity to promote shops offering reasonable prices to the people.
According to Bernama, Najib also said he had ordered the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry to act firmly against traders who arbitrarily raise prices of goods.
This was to ensure traders were more ethical in carrying out their commercial activities and at the same time help the people.
“I have ordered the ministry to use existing laws against any trader who announce prices or charges which are too high merely to get more profit (profiteering).
“This is one way we can help reduce the prices for consumers, particularly prices hiked up by unethical traders out to take advantage of the current situation,” he said at a dinner organised by the Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress on Thursday.
He also urged consumers to be more proactive by reporting to the authorities if they come across traders who deliberately raised prices of goods.
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