Shop raided for imposing conditional sugar sales

IPOH: The state Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry (KPDN) raided a business premises in Batu Gajah for allegedly imposing conditions on the sale of sugar.

Its director Datuk Kamalludin Ismail said enforcement officers went undercover while conducting an inspection at the premises at around 1.30pm on Friday.

“Our officers posed as buyers to enter the premises to purchase coarse sugar priced at RM2.85 per pack,” he said in a statement to Bernama yesterday.

“In order to purchase coarse sugar, the premises required customers to first buy 1 kg of (premium) clear white sugar at RM4.50 per package.”

The investigation from the undercover operation found that the trader had violated the Control of Supplies Act 1961 by imposing conditions without the authorisation of the controller of supply, Kamalludin added.

The officers found written notices on boxes and shelves explaining the purchase conditions.

“A total of 100 kg of coarse sugar and 74 kg of refined white sugar were consficated for further investigation, with a total value of RM620.85,” he added.

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