Enforcers record 171 offences nationwide in current festive price control scheme

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  • Tuesday, 04 Jun 2019

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IPOH (Bernama): A total of 171 offences have been committed under the 2019 Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme since it was launched on May 21 until Monday (June 3).

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry enforcement division (prevention and intelligence) deputy director Suhaimi Mat Sari said the offences included selling items exceeding the maximum price, not using the special price marks and failure to display the price tag.

He said 32,565 inspections were carried out nationwide on wholesale and retail outlet premises in the past 13 days.

"Based on the report, during the scheme implementation period from May 21 to June 2, 931 inspections were conducted on wholesale premises and 31,634 inspections were made on retail premises.

"Compound notices totalled RM20,895 and the value of seized items amounted to RM18,416,” he told reporters after an inspection at the Ipoh Main Market here Monday.

Elaborating, Suhaimi said Johor recorded the highest number of violations with 47 cases, followed by Kelantan and Selangor with 24 and 21 cases, respectively. - Bernama

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