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Sayang Sabah - The voice of Sabahans

Ops ‘Catut-GST’ to monitor traders, prices of goods

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KOTA KINABALU:  The state Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative, and Consumerism (KPDNKK) with cooperation from Customs Department on the second day of ‘Catut-GST’ Operation in the state, inspected 1,118 business premises, yesterday.

The operation includes the inspection of retailers, marts, convenience stores, restaurants, night markets and wet markets.

The authority has also issued two 21 Notices by KPDNKK to two business owners in Sandakan and Keningau for raising their prices of goods.

According to KPDNKK statement, the notices were issued to any traders who were found increasing their prices for goods or services without legitimate reasons.

Traders issued with the notice will have to fill the required information before it is handed to KPDNKK office within three working days.

“Traders or individuals who failed to submit their information to KPDNKK can be fined up to RM50,000 or two years of jail or both,” the statement remarked.

The operation also issued RM100 compounds to a trader in Sandakan under the Weight and Measures Act 1972, for using unapproved measuring devices for business purpose.

“In this matter, the trader has been advised to follow the regulations to avoid stricter actions from the authority,” it added.

The public especially consumers can lodge their complaints regarding on irresponsible traders through the line 1-800-886-800, or by visiting KPDNKK office branches across the state. – SayangSabah

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