Ministry issues RM20,600 in compound notices to 124 traders in Johor over price hikes

  • Nation
  • Friday, 28 Jan 2022

JOHOR BARU: A total of 124 traders here have been given compound notices totalling RM20,600 by the Johor Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry enforcement unit.

Its director Mohd Hairul Anuar Bohro said the compound notices were issued from Jan 1 to 28 under the Maximum Price Control Scheme for Chinese New Year (CNY).

"We have also conducted an inspection of 7,373 premises involving 6,813 traders, 485 wholesalers and 75 production companies all over the state in the same period.

"We have also issued 124 compounds to premises owners issued under the Price Control and Anti-Profit Control Act (AKHAP) 2011," he said in a statement on Friday (Jan 28).

He added that the department also received eight reports on price hikes involving food and services.

"We have also conducted an inspection of distribution centres at supermarkets due to the high demand for daily necessities such as cooking oil, flour, sugar and eggs during CNY.

"We would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public to purchase goods according to their needs and abide by the safety and health SOP when coming to any premises," he said.

Mohd Hairul also said a total of 200 officers and personnel were involved in price control surveillance.

He added that the department was prepared to take stern action against any errant traders who heedlessly increased the price of goods.

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