KPDN Perak raids premises refusing to sell subsidised cooking oil packets

BY: Zaki Saleh

TAIPING: A trader at a premises in Kamunting, refused to sell subsidised cooking oil packets, claiming that they have all been sold out. This eventually led to the dismantling of the storage of cooking oil packets at the site.

According to the Director of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDN) for Perak State, Datuk Kamalludin Ismail, they conducted the inspection on Wednesday based on public information.

“Officers and enforcement personnel from the KPDN Taiping Branch conducted a test purchase through Ops Samar.

“During the test purchase, the salesperson claimed that the cooking oil packets were all sold out.

“Not satisfied with the response, uniformed officers and enforcement personnel then entered the premises and conducted a thorough inspection.

“As a result, a quantity of cooking oil packets was found stored in the premises’ storeroom and counter space,” he said on Wednesday.

He said that following the discovery, an instruction for a stock declaration under Section 8 of the Control of Supplies Act 1961 was issued to the premises supervisor.

In addition, a total of 704 kilograms of cooking oil packets were seized for further investigation, and the estimated value of the seizure was RM1,760.

Kamalludin said the case would be investigated under the Control of Supplies Act 1961.

“The public is advised to be the eyes and ears of the authorities to report information regarding the misuse of controlled and subsidised goods.

“The public can report such information to any nearby KPDN branch,” he added.

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