Food traders allowed to increase prices, but no profiteering, says deputy minister


Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid (second from right) checking on the prices of goods at the Stutong Community Market in Kuching on Friday (Jan 21). - Photo: Bernama

KUCHING: Following the rising prices of raw materials, food traders are allowed to increase their selling prices as long as there are no elements of profiteering, says Datuk Rosol Wahid.

The Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister said there were complaints and grievances from traders who said the prices of food items had to be increased as the costs of raw materials have skyrocketed.

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