KUCHING: A total of 8,085 retail premises in Sarawak were inspected by the Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry’s state office during the Price Control Scheme for Chinese New Year festival.
Its director Stanley Tan said the inspection, which started on Feb 14 had detected four main offences by traders.
They included failure to display pink price tags on price controlled items and failing to place price tag on goods displayed for sale.
“These offences are under 2(1) Price Control and Anti Profiteering (Price Marking of Price-Controlled Goods) Order 2015 and under 3(1) of the Price Control Order (Indication of Price by Retailer) Order 1993.
“Therefore, 7kg of garlic, one tray of eggs, 5kg of standard chicken and 10kg of pork were seized.
“The value of the seized items was RM296.30,” he said in a statement.
He said the price control scheme would be implemented until Feb 25.
A total of 12 food items were placed under the scheme.
The items on the list were live chicken, standard and super chicken, Grade A, B and C eggs, round cabbage and garlic (imported from China), white pomfret, large white prawns, pork (belly) and pork (lean and fat). — Bernama