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.