Tanjung Rambutan shop in hot water for hoarding cooking oil

IPOH: A shop in Tanjung Rambutan here has landed in hot water after refusing to sell bagged cooking oil to the public.

Perak Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry director Datuk Kamalludin Ismail said acting on a tip off, some of its personnel in plain clothes went to the shop to investigate on Tuesday (March 12).

"The cashier told our personnel that cooking oil was sold out and asked them to return the following evening.

"Uniformed enforcement officers then entered the shop and searched the premises.

"They found about 1,248kg of the cooking oil bags in the storeroom and seized the controlled goods, which was worth about RM3,120," he said in a statement on Wednesday (March 13).

Kamalludin said the shop was issued with a stock declaration notice under Section 8 of the Control of Supplies Act.

"If found guilty, anyone aside from corporate bodies can be fined up to RM1mil or a maximum of three years' jail or both.

"Any corporate body found to have committed the offence can be fined up to RM2mil.

"The community is urged to continue being the eyes and ears, channelling information on misappropriation of controlled and subsidised goods," he said.

The ministry can be contacted via WhatsApp at 019-279 4317, its portal at http://eaduan.kpdn.gov.my; its call centre at 1-800 866 800; via email at e-aduan@kpdn.gov.my or its mobile app "EZ Adu KPDN".

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