Keep calm and carry on eating durian

Hot fruit: Durian sellers and customers are reminded to stay cool when doing business.

JOHOR BARU: Durian sellers and customers are reminded to maintain cool heads during their dealings to avoid making the fruit industry look bad.

Johor investment, trade and consumer affairs committee chairman Lee Ting Han said both sides should play nice in order to make the most out of the durian season.

“Please behave politely to avoid missing out on the current season where the king of fruits is in abundance.

“All retailers, not just durian sellers, are required to display the price of their products visibly, which is a law under the Price Control Order (Indication of Price by Retailer).

“This would also help prevent untoward incidents,” he said in an interview.

Lee was responding to an incident last week where a durian seller allegedly served a legal document to his customer after the latter chided the owner for employing workers with a bad attitude.

It was learnt that the customer had visited a popular durian stall in Taman Sutera Utama here and asked one of the workers about the price of the durians as there were too many varieties to choose from.

He claimed the worker had responded rudely by saying: “The price of the durian is written there. Are you illiterate?”

Upset, the customer took to social media to highlight the incident and also tagged the durian stall’s social media handle in the post.

This led the stall owner to respond by apologising to the customer on social media.

The incident took a turn when the stall owner later posted on his social media page stating that he would be suing the customer for defamation as he meant to claim RM200,000 in compensation.

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