KPDNKK Sibu takes ac­tion against eight for il­le­gal cheap sales

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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.

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