Ceiling price set for 13 goods in Sabah for Christmas celebrations

Georgie (right) inspecting the goods at the Boulevard Hypermarket in Penampang.

Georgie (right) inspecting the goods at the Boulevard Hypermarket in Penampang.

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has set the ceiling price for 13 types of goods under the festive price control scheme in conjunction with the Christmas celebrations.

The ceiling prices took effect on Sunday (Dec 23) and will continue until Thursday (Dec 27).

Among the list of price-controlled goods are live chicken, standard chicken, super chicken, imported turkey, chicken wings, imported boned mutton and lamb.

The other items included chicken eggs of grades A, B and C, tomato, green capsicum and pork (meat, stomach and fat).

Sabah KPDNHEP director Georgie Abas reminded businesses to obey the recommended prices or risk being penalised by the authorities.

"We won't hesitate to take stern action against anyone who doesn't follow these prices," he said at Boulevard Hypermarket in Penampang on Sunday (Dec 23).

Georgie also advised the public against shopping excessively and to buy only what is needed.

In another development, Georgie said the Malaysia Food Bank Foundation will expand to Sabah following its launch in Penang on Saturday (Dec 22).

The programme is an extensive network of hypermarkets, hotels, food producers and volunteers to make sure that excess food – from fruits and vegetables to bread and even a five-star resort’s mutton curry – will go to the poor.