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Ahad, Julai 14, 2024


KOTA KINABALU: 21 January 2022 Traders are reminded not to raise the price of controlled goods at will above the maximum price set by the government or face legal action.
Sabah West Coast Smart Consumers Association president, David Chan (picture) said, his party will not hesitate to take action against any trader found to be practicing unethical attitude in business, especially during the Chinese New Year festive season.
“Ahead of the Chinese New Year festive season, traders should not increase the prices of essential goods at will and should not take advantage or violate existing acts throughout Sabah.
“Traders also need to put price tags on all sales items for the convenience of consumers when shopping,” he said.
He is clear that buyers have the right to make a choice by buying at stores that sell goods at a price that is not onerous to give a warning to other traders, “he said in a press statement today.
David reminded traders to sell price -controlled goods not to exceed the maximum price set by the government and to put special price tags on price -controlled goods to differentiate them from other goods.
Meanwhile, for the night markets, David reminded the traders to maintain cleanliness in food handling as well as the management of food waste and surplus. Night market traders are also urged to maintain the quality of food and the cleanliness of their premises when doing business during the month.
“Apart from maintaining the cleanliness of business premises and also the quality of food, traders also need to focus on other aspects such as wear, displaying price tags and not obstructing traffic while conducting business.
“I would also like to remind consumers to always take careful steps in choosing food sold at night markets. This measure is intended to prevent unwanted things such as food poisoning, “explained David again.
The public can help KPDNHEP Sabah by reporting every offense by using the line number 088-484368 (KPDNHEP Kota Kinabalu), Whatsapp 019-2794317 (Consumer Complaints) or email e-aduan@kpdnhep.gov.my. -LIZA DIN