KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry has inspected 5,673 retailers in the past four days as part of its effort to safeguard consumers from profiteering during Ramadan.
The enforcement team found six cases of profiteering since Monday, Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said.
“We confiscated goods which came up to RM472. We will take action even if it involves just a small amount,” he said.
“Consumers can rest assured that our officers are working hard to ensure that traders follow the rules,” he told reporters at the launch of the year-long “KK-GST Receipt Lucky Draw” campaign with KK Group executive chairman Datuk Dr K.K. Chai.
Under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme, which ends on May 31, 10 items which include chicken eggs (grades A, B and C), mung beans, whole and grated coconut, fine and coarse sugar and wheat flour are only allowed to be sold no higher than the ceiling price set by the Government.
These items should have pink-coloured price tags to set them apart from other goods.