By Aida Aziz
Photo KPDN Perak
TAIPING: A business premises in Taman Kurau Mutiara, Batu Kurau, here was raided by enforcement officers from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) for selling cooking oil and sugar without a licence.
Perak KPDN director Datuk Kamalludin Ismail said a team of officers and KPDN Taiping Branch enforcement officers carried out the raid on August 22 (Tuesday) at around 10 a.m. Following that, they seized a total of 5,414 kilograms (kg) of sugar, 343 kg of polybag cooking oil 1kg, 2kg of bottled pure palm cooking oil and 5 kg at the premises involved with the value of the seizure amounting to RM 18,618.55.
As a result of the raid, it was found that this trader was carrying out transactions in controlled goods, sugar and cooking oil.
“Further inspection found that the trader failed to present any licence or written permission issued by the Malaysian Supply Controller in relation to the transaction of controlled goods when requested,” he told reporters here today.
He added that this case will be investigated in accordance with the Supply Control Act 1961.
He explained that the KPDN takes it seriously and will take action against any person who conducts transactions or activities related to controlled goods without a licence or written permission from the Malaysian Supply Controller.
“Sugar and cooking oil are among the controlled items scheduled and regulated by this Ministry under the Supply Control Act 1961 and the Supply Control Regulations 1974.
“Further investigations are also being carried out on this sugar and cooking oil supply company.
“Enforcement action will be imposed on suppliers for suspected violations under the Supply Control Act 1961,” he added.
Therefore, he said, the community or consumers are advised to be the eyes and ears of the authorities to cooperate if they have any information, especially regarding the activities of misappropriation of controlled and subsidised goods.