A JOINT operation was carried out at four markets in Selayang municipality to check on traders’ compliance with standard operating procedure and prices of controlled goods during the festive season.
The inspection by officers from Selayang Municipal Council (MPS), police and Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) on the eve of Hari Raya Aidilfitri covered four markets in Selayang Baru, Taman Sri Gombak, Rawang and Bandar Country Homes.
“Verbal warnings were issued at Pasar Selayang Baru for better crowd control measures, as customers were seen crowding the market to get their festive shopping done, ” MPS corporate communications director Mohamad Zin Masoad said in a statement.
“On the positive side, traders did not take advantage by increasing the prices of goods even though a nearby supermarket listed in the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system had been closed for a few days.
“No compounds were issued, given that the overall situation at the four markets was under control and in compliance with the SOP.”
Mohamad Zin added that MPS, along with its agency partners, would continue to monitor the situation within the municipality to ensure the community does not become complacent.
He warned that stern action would be taken against those who refused to comply with the SOP.
The joint operation at the four markets was led by MPS president Shamsul Shahril Badliza Mohd Noor.
Also present were MPS councillor for Zone 7 Deveandran Selvaraju, 18 policemen, 10 KPDNHEP officers as well as directors and officers from MPS’ Enforcement and Safety Department, Licensing Department and Property Management and Valuation Department.