No actions have been taken against 125 premises selling COVID-19 rapid antigen self-test kits in Perak so far.
Executive Councillor for Domestic Trade and Consumerism, National Integration and Civil Society, Dato’ Abdul Yunus Jamahri said that the compliance rate of businesses is overall satisfactory.
“Operations to check the price ceiling of the said premises from September 5 to September 13 found no complaints lodged against them.
“This was in view of the price ceiling implementation set by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumerism (KPDNHEP) and Ministry of Health (MOH), whereby the wholesale price of the test kit is at RM16 per unit, while the retail price is set at RM19.90 per unit.”
He told reporters during a media session after monitoring the price ceiling of the test kits being sold at a shopping mall here in Ipoh today (September 14).
Also present was the director of KPDNHEP Perak, Saifullizan Kamarul Zaman.
“KPDNHEP Perak would like to request consumers to be the ears and eyes of the state government to provide information regarding non-compliance in this matter.
“Those found to be flouting compliance will be subject to actions taken under Section 11 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.
“If convicted, for individuals, such a person is liable to a fine of up to RM100,000, imprisonment of up to three years, or both for the first offence, as well as a fine of up to RM50,000 for subsequent offence(s).
“For corporate bodies, they are liable to a fine of up to RM500,000 for the first offence and up to RM250,000 for subsequent offence(s),” Abdul Yunus mentioned.
Complaints may be forwarded to 05 241 4611, WhatsApp at 019 279 4317 or via email to email@example.com.
It may also be forwarded to the ministry’s portal at https://e-aduan.kpdnhep.gov.my/, the Ez ADU KPDNHEP mobile app or their Call Centre hotline at 1 800 886 800.