By: Aida Aziz
IPOH: Strict action will be taken if there are official complaints regarding the price or quality of food at Ramadan bazaars around the city, said Ipoh Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin.
He said the official complaint will be sent directly to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) for follow-up action against traders who take advantage by setting prices that are not comparable to the quality of food.
He also said that he was aware of several complaints, especially on social media such as Facebook, which claimed that traders in the Ramadan bazaar were selling food at exorbitant prices.
“So far there has been no official complaint to the Ipoh City Council (MBI), but I have also seen people complaining on Facebook claiming good quality of Rahmah Menu but the price is too high.
“It happened in the Ramadan bazaar around Ipoh city. Some say the price is quite high but the quality does not reflect the price.
“If there is an official complaint, we will hand it over to the KPDN, so far these two days there have been no more (complaints), only on social media, he said.
Rumaizi said this to reporters at a press conference after officiating the breaking of fast ceremony organized by MBI in collaboration with Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club, Econsave, Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH), Navira Meditech and M Roof Hotel, here last night.
He also hopes that more supermarkets and companies participate in implementing corporate social responsibility, thus benefiting the needy.