KPDNKK Sibu takes action against eight for illegal cheap sales
SIBU: The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism ( KPDNKK) has recorded eight cases involving the carrying out of cheap sales without notice here this year.
Its Sibu branch chief Roslee Maslie cautioned that it is an offence to run cheap sale without first applying for a notice from the ministry.
“KPDNKK Sibu acted on eight cases for flouting regulation 3(1) Trade Descriptions ( Cheap Sale Price) (Amendment) 2010, Trade Descriptions Act 2011, where cheap sales were rolled out without forwarding written notice to the controller (of trade).
“Goods worth RM3,620.20 were confiscated from these eight cases,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.
According to Roslee, a total of 35 cheap sale notices have so far been issued here for the coming Gawai Dayak and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
The notices were issued to supermarkets, furniture shops and electrical appliances shops among others, he added.
Meanwhile, those intending to conduct cheap sales are urged to go to the KPDNKK office for advice on the correct procedures.
Consumers, on the other hand, are urged to be the ministry’s eyes and ears to report any unhealthy business practices.
They can also call 084- 329202 or 084- 335622 if they notice any hike in the price of essential items.