A total of RM101,800 compound for various offenses was issued as a result of enforcement action by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Perak.
The action began from January till August 11 this year, involving a total of 686 cases out of the 771 complaints received.
According to the statement, a total of 56,390 premises were inspected during the period. “KPDNHEP conducted 29,841 inspections and issued 58 compounds amounting to RM177,000 for breaching compliance under Act 342.
“These inspections are still ongoing; KPDNHEP is also conducting integrated operations with other agencies,” the statement mentioned.
In another development, KPDNHEP also monitors the ceiling price of pure palm cooking oil which is sold according to the control price subsidy set by the government.
Starting August 1, the maximum retail price limit for pure palm cooking oil in a 5kg bottle is RM29.70.
A 1kg bottle is set at RM6.70, while 2kg is RM12.70 and 3kg is RM18.70.
“As for cooking oil in a small 1kg pack, the price remains the same at RM2.50 based on the subsidised price.
“Apart from pure palm cooking oil, other cooking oils are not included in the control price programme that has been stated,” said in the statement.
Therefore, any trader who flouts the rule will be prosecuted under Section 11 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.