RM1.8mil fakes and pirated discs destroyed

Mohd Nawardi driving the steamroller over some of the pirated discs after the press conference in Bukit Minyak, Seberang Prai.

ABOUT RM1.8mil worth of goods including computers, illegal DVDs, counterfeit branded goods and cooking oil were disposed by the Penang Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Department.

Department director Mohd Nawardi Saad said the amount of pirated DVDs, CDs and VCDs seized this year until Nov 9 was the highest.

He added that the seized items were worth RM750,740.

“Overall, the value of the goods seized from the northeast district, central Seberang Prai and north Seberang Prai were RM1.289mil, RM510,210 and RM33,192 respectively.

“The amount has increased compared with that of the pre-vious years.

“Even though we are unable to fully put a stop to the pirated disc industry, we have seen a decrease in the sale of pirated DVDs,” he said.

He was speaking at a press conference at their storehouse in Bukit Minyak before dispos-ing the goods at the site on Monday.

He added that they would continue to curb the sale of fake branded goods including T-shirts, pants, shoes, glasses and telephone accessories even via online.

“We will need to collaborate with the relevant agencies to act on that aspect.

“We do not have a detailed statistics about it for now as we are targeting physical premises, but we will enlist the assistance of police to track them down,” he added.

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