Kaamatan price control: Ministry satisfied
Published on: Thursday, June 10, 2021
By: Bernama
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Kuala Lumpur: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is satisfied with compliance to the implementation of the 2021 Kaamatan Festival and Gawai Day festive season price control scheme (SHMMP) by traders in Sabah and Sarawak.

The Ministry’s enforcement director, Azman Adam, said the compliance by the traders was very good with only four traders caught flouting the regulation on the Gawai Day SHMMP for failing to display price tags, as well as the special pink price tags on their goods.

“The Ministry only received one complaint during the implementation of SHMMP for the Kaamatan Festival and there was no complaint for Gawai Day SHMMP,” he said, Wednesday.

Azman said during the implementation period of SHMMP for the Kaamatan Festival, a total of 1,347 inspections were conducted on business premises in Labuan and Sabah, and a total of 1,479 premises were inspected in Sarawak for the Gawai Day SHMMP.

On feedback received from the public, he said, it was found that the implementation of SHMMP in Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak this year went well.

He said the SHMMP implemented for the 2021 Kaamatan Festival and Gawai Day had given a positive impact to consumers and traders with consumers enjoying reasonable prices of goods, while the traders could still make their profit.

He said the Ministry would continue to make improvements on the implementation of the SHMMP to ensure the categories and types of controlled goods are appropriate with current situation, the type of festival as well as the needs of the affected ethnics and communities.

Engagement sessions with industry players and relevant government agencies will continue to be held to ensure the SHMMP remains relevant and has a positive impact on all parties, he added. 


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