Trader Conceals Sugar, Faces Legal Action

By: Zaki Salleh

TAIPING – A trader is facing legal action under the Supply Control Act 1961 after being found concealing controlled goods, namely sugar, at a retail business premises in Taman Kaya here.

The action was discovered through undercover surveillance conducted by enforcement officers from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Taiping branch, who posed as customers.

The raid took place around 11 a.m. following a public complaint stating that the trader was hiding sugar and imposing conditions for its purchase.

The undercover officer purchased rice and also requested sugar from the store employee before being informed that sugar was out of stock.

Upon receiving the information, a team of uniformed enforcement officers entered the premises and conducted an inspection.

As a result, approximately 156 kilograms of white granulated sugar were found at the premises and seized for further investigation, with an estimated value of RM446.

The case will be investigated under the Supply Control Act 1961, which carries penalties of up to RM1,000 in fines, three years of imprisonment, or both.

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  1. I have told a previous writer of
    Ipoh Echo , that Locations i.e. places the subject of reports and articles in the Ipoh Echo are always “Premises “. Even if only One place, house, shop etc
    They are not a ‘premise’
    A Premise is a Proposition usually in the study of Logic. Or in the presentation of an argument.

    I suggest the Ipoh Echo library buys a very instructive book written by the late Harond Evans for journalists and reporters entitled
    ” Do I Make Myself Clear?”
    It can be ordered if Kinokuniya in KL does not have it. Evans was for many years the
    editor of a leading UK newspaper. He had a very long journalistic career and died 3? Years ago.

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