A total of 11 items are listed under the maximum price scheme during Deepavali for a week, effective November 1.
The implementation is a step to stabilise the price of the necessities in view of the upcoming Deepavali which will be celebrated on November 4 nationwide.
Among the items are live chicken, standard chicken, super chicken, imported bone-in mutton, chicken eggs (grade A, B and C), red chilli, tomatoes, coconut and grated coconut.
Minister of Domestic Trade And Consumer Affairs, Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said that throughout the period, consumers can enjoy reasonables prices and sellers are not burdened with a long period of implementation.
“All 11 items are main necessities during Deepavali and receive high demand from those who celebrate it.
“The maximum price for supply, wholesale and retail is determined for the items in 91 districts in Peninsular Malaysia, 27 districts in Sabah and one district in the Federal Territory of Labuan,” he said during a recent press conference.
According to him, as for Sarawak, only four districts are involved, namely Kuching, Sibu, Miri and Bintulu.