By Zaki Salleh
IPOH: A total of 27,878 premises inspections have been carried out through several operations throughout this year, up to May 14, involving price monitoring in the state.
Among them are Ops Pantau, Ops Tiris, Ops Catur, Ops Market, Ops Terjah, Ops Suri and Ops Menu.
Out of that number, 341 cases have resulted with various offenses involving a total confiscation value of RM2.76 million.
Director of the Office of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Dato’ Kamalludin Ismail said, the value of this loot is much more than last year which was only RM2.05 million for the period from January to December 2022.
According to him, a total of RM239,800 has been collected through compound actions at the location of individuals and business companies.
“It involves an offense under the Price Control & Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 and the Weights & Measures Act 1972.
Users are also advised to keep saving in addition to planning daily expenses to avoid being manipulated by irresponsible parties.
Kamalludin explained, this is also in addition to avoiding waste during festive seasons such as Hari Raya.
“Users who have any information regarding the misconduct of traders can also send a complete complaint to the KPDN through channels such as WhatsApp 019-279 4317 / 019-848 8000 and Call Center 1-800-886-800.
Complaints can also be made through Email firstname.lastname@example.org or the KPDN Ez ADU smartphone application,” he said.