JOHOR BARU: Enforcers from the Johor branch of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry seized 147 fake corsets of a popular brand worth more than RM17, 000.
Enforcement chief Zubir Hamsa said the items were seized during an operation on Tuesday (Aug 6) at seven premises at Pandan and Bandar Baru Uda between 7pm and 1am.
He added that the operation was made following intelligence work by the ministry over the last two weeks after receiving complaints from brand owner, cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat.
“During the inspection, the premises we raided were found to be selling counterfeit corsets using the brand name, Let’s Cantik, ” he said here on Wednesday (Aug 7).
Zubir added that the ministry also recorded statements from all seven premises owners following the operation.
He pointed out that there were four major differences between the fake and the original corsets and the fakes were seized under Section 8(2)(c) of the Trade Law Act 2011 for further investigations.
“We will continue to conduct inspections and monitoring towards premises suspected of offering or supplying fake goods in an effort to protect consumer rights and intellectual property.
“Traders are advised to adhere to the rules and regulations and not be involved in any selling or supplying of fake goods, ” he said, adding that consumers must also be vigilant when buying goods to make sure it was authentic.
Zubir urged the public to channelled any complaints they have to KPDNHEP through their free toll number at 1-800-886-800, 03-8000800, e-aduan at the ministry’s official website, Whatsapp to 019-279 4317 or visit their branches located throughout the state.
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