Cost of Living Ministry keeping close eye on festive price control scheme adherence in Sabah


Sabah KPDN chief enforcement officer Zulfamy Mat Udi (left) during the walkabout at a hypermarket in Kolombong, Kota Kinabalu, in conjunction with the Kaamatan festive season maximum price scheme.

KOTA KINABALU: The Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry is closely monitoring adherence to the Kaamatan Festive Season Maximum Price scheme in Sabah, deploying 193 enforcement officers and 72 price monitoring officers at strategic locations across the state.

A representative from the state Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry said these officers are conducting checks at general markets, agriculture markets, and malls selling items related to festive use.

"This scheme runs from May 27 to June 2 and includes eight items under the Kaamatan scheme: chicken wings, imported buffalo meat (India) except for tenderloin, small red onion (India), garlic (China), curled dried chilli, live pig, pork (belly), and pork (meat and fat)," said Sabah Domestic Trade and Cost of Living chief enforcement officer Zulfamy Mat Udi in a statement Wednesday (May 29).

The maximum price scheme for Kaamatan is enforced through the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011, which sets pricing at both the wholesale and retail levels. Consumers can check the set prices on the ministry’s website at www.kpdn.gov.my.

Zulfamy led a walkabout at a hypermarket in Kolombong on Thursday to oversee the scheme's implementation.

He also said that since the start of this year until Tuesday (May 28), the Sabah Domestic Trade office has conducted inspections on 24,636 premises, resulting in 407 cases with total compounds of RM47,900 and items worth over RM3.2mil confiscated.

He urged the public to report any wrongdoings through the ministry's various channels, including WhatsApp (019-848 8000), complaint portal (eaduan.kpdn.gov.my), call centre (1-800-886-800), or the EzADU KPDN phone app.

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