Traders pass price checks by NGOs ahead of festivities

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 30 May 2019

PETALING JAYA: Several members of various consumer groups have gone to the ground to check on the prices of goods in the run-up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri next week.

In one of their checks yesterday, it was found that the prices of certain items were cheaper than usual.

Yayasan Perlindungan Kebajikan Pengguna Masyarakat Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Shahar Alyahya said some selected items were even cheaper by between RM2 and RM3.

“Despite the reduction of prices, the quality of the items is still good,” he during a check at Pasaraya Matahari here.

The check was conducted in collaboration with the Petaling Jaya District Enforcement Section and Selangor State Health Department.

Several NGOs, including Malaysia Emergency Rescue Volunteer Team, were also involved in the inspection.

In conjunction with Gawai Dayak and Pesta Kaamatan, the government has enforced the Festive Season Price Control Scheme from May 25 to June 7 while for Hari Raya (18 price-controlled items) from May 21 to June 19.

The price-controlled items will have a pink price tag.

Shahar said certain items such as cabbage and chicken were fresh and also kept clean.


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