KOTA KINABALU: The fourth day of the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the state saw 1397 premises inspected.
The inspection operation was carried out by Sabah Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism (KPDNKK) with the help of Customs Department to monitor retail premises, supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, night markets and wet markets.
Quoting KPDNKK statement today, in the operation one carpet trader in Segama has been issued with 21 Notice for raising the prices of goods and services without valid reasons.
The trader will need to provide the information and supporting evidences required by the notice before it can be submitted to KPDNKK office within three working days.
“Any business owners or individual who refuse to give information as required by KPDNKK can be fined up to Rm50,000 or two years of jail or both,” the statement added.
In this regard, business owners are advised to adhere to the regulations to avoid any legal actions taken against them by the authority.
“Business owners should not make GST as an excuse to raise their prices for goods or services for profit,” the statement said.
The public especially consumers can lodge their complaints on irresponsible traders by the contact number 1-800-886-800, or by going to KPDNKK office branches in their area. – SayangSabah