Spread the news

Customers shop for vegetables at the Taman Selamat Wet Market in Bukit Mertajam March 25, 2020. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin
Customers shop for vegetables at the Taman Selamat Wet Market in Bukit Mertajam March 25, 2020. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

Follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates.


KUALA TERENGGANU, Nov 28 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) launched Ops Pasar (Sayur 2) nationwide beginning yesterday, to investigate reports of rising vegetable prices, which are alleged to have been hiked by up to 200 per cent.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid said as of the first day, 43 premises and 131 types of vegetables such as choy sum (sawi), beans, broccoli and red chillies had been inspected, covering all levels of the distribution network, namely suppliers, wholesalers and retailers nationwide.

“The ministry has never taken the complaints of consumers and traders on the increase in the price of goods in the market lightly, because we also have families, relatives and friends who feel this repercussion as well.

“As of yesterday, KPDNHEP has issued 43 information verification notices and 40 notices to traders to confirm whether there is an element of profiteering or taking excessive profits from the sale of vegetables,” he said when met at the Petronas and KPDNHEP consumer safety campaign programme in Kuala Berang, today.

Also present was the Petronas Dagangan Berhad chief executive officer and managing director Azrul Osman Rani.

Rosol added that traders were given two days to respond, while for written notices, a period of five days was allocated to obtain feedback.

At the same time, he said a total of 1,000 price monitoring officers were assigned to monitor 1,500 locations daily to review and record changes in vegetable prices in the market.

In a separate development, Rosol, who is also Hulu Terengganu MP, said Gardenia Bakeries (KL) Sdn Bhd was expected to respond to the ministry’s call to temporarily postpone the increase in bread prices tomorrow.

He said the recommendation was conveyed to the company in a meeting on Friday, to seek justification for the price change.

“We are also thinking of mechanisms to help them (Gardenia) who are also affected by the increase in wheat prices, which has led to the increase in bread prices.

“We want to create a win-win situation for both parties, where traders do not have to close the factory, while consumers are not burdened with a price increase of even 10 sen,” he said. — Bernama


Spread the news
Advertisement

MELODYBIZ 50% DISCOUNT


Have you always desired a smooth online shopping experience. Do you have dreams of putting your goods out on platforms where you can get customers all over Nigeria. Then MelodyBiz Store is the right place for you. We offer competitive prices on goods and services and you can be rest assured to get what you ordered in the stipulated time. Log-on to MelodyBiz and experience a different dynamics of shopping
Previous article‘Ask the Education Ministry,’ says national unity minister regarding Chinese school signboard debacle
Next articleMRSM 2022 special admission tests for Form 1, 4 students in December, says minister

1 COMMENT

  1. I comment each time I like a article on a blog or if I have something to
    valuable to contribute to the discussion. Usually it is triggered
    by the passion displayed in the post I browsed. And after this post Deputy minister: Domestic Trade
    Ministry launches Ops Pasar to monitor vegetable price hike nationwide | MELODYINTER.
    I was actually excited enough to post a thought
    😉 I do have a couple of questions for you if it’s allright.
    Could it be only me or does it appear like a few of the
    responses come across as if they are coming from brain dead
    visitors? 😛 And, if you are posting at other online social sites, I’d like to keep up with everything fresh you
    have to post. Could you make a list the complete urls of
    all your public sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter
    feed?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here