KULIM: The Consumers Protection Act 1999 will be tabled for amendment at the coming Dewan Rakyat sitting, says the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister.
Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the proposed amendment would involve the quantum that could be awarded by the Consumer Claims Tribunal to consumers for losses exceeding RM25,000.
The law would be amended to provide for a higher award, from RM25,000 to RM50,000, he said.
He was speaking to reporters at the ministry’s Hari Raya open house here yesterday.
Saifuddin said the law would be amended as part of the move to address online cheating, which ranked the second highest in public complaints to the ministry.
The highest number of complaints received by the ministry was on price hikes, he revealed. — Bernama