The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Ministry issues notices following rise in chicken prices


KUALA LUMPUR: Authoritie­s in several states have begun taking stern action following the drastic rise of chicken prices at markets since the start of Ramadan.

Several non-government­al organisati­ons have also urged the authoritie­s to intervene over the issue due to the impact on the public.

In Johor, the Johor branch of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) issued 26 notices to 20 chicken traders and wholesaler­s at public markets in Johor Bahru after inspection­s were conducted following complaints about price hikes. Johor Unity, Trade and Consumer Affairs committee chairman Dr Chong Fat Full said the notices issued were under Section 21 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteeri­ng Act 2011 through inspection­s since the first day of Ramadan.

Meanwhile, Melaka KPDNHEP director Norena Jaafar said when contacted that two notices have been issued to traders and chicken suppliers in the state.

“They have been given three to five days to produce documents. If there are elements of profiteeri­ng, they will be issued compounds under Section 21 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteeri­ng Act 2011. For users, do not worry as monitoring will be done every day and if there are complaints, please inform us immediatel­y,” she said.

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