11 wholesalers, traders in Tampoi taken to task for selling chicken above ceiling price

JOHOR BARU: A total of 11 chicken sellers at the wholesale and retail level have had actions taken against them for selling chicken above the ceiling price, says Johor investment, trade and consumer affairs committee chairman Lee Ting Han.

He said that enforcement officers from the state Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry had identified six chicken wholesalers and five retailers around the Tampoi area that had been selling chicken above the ceiling price.

"We have taken actions against all of them, including issuing compounds for the offence.

"We are also looking into charging five of the wholesalers in court and this will be done as soon as possible.

"We urge the public to also lodge official complaints to the Ministry if they come across any business that fails to adhere to the ceiling price that has been set," he said.

He said this to the press when met after checking on the price of goods listed under the Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme (SHMMP) for Hari Raya Aidilfitri at a supermarket here on Sunday (April 16).

He said that currently, the ceiling price of standard chicken has been set at RM9.40 per kilogramme at the retail level and RM8.10 at the wholesale level.

"One of the retailers had also sold the chicken at a price as high as RM10.50 per kilogram, which is way above the ceiling price," he said.

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