Ministry to home in on profiteering during Ramadan

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  • Friday, 26 May 2017

Healthy campaign: Hamzah checking a receipt as Dr Chai (right) looks on during the launch of the campaign at Kuchai Entreprenuer’s Park in Kuala Lumpur.

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.

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