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Spot checks in market to curb exorbitant prices

9:00pm 30/01/2016 Ann Vivien 1 views Current Issue,National
Seafood

Seafood

LABUAN:  The Labuan Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Office today conducted a spot check on the fisheries wholesale market here in an effort to curb exorbitant seafood prices.

The three-hour operation from 5.30am involving eight enforcement personnel at the Labuan Fisheries Jetty found there were vendors flouting the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 and Weights and Measures Act 1972.

Its deputy director Mohd Fikri Lai Abdullah said at least four cases involving four vendors were detected during the operation. The operation was led by our enforcement officer Kinso Anga and it was very
successful as we caught vendors flouting the trade acts.

The operation is aimed at curbing the exorbitant seafood prices in the market and educating the players to be more practical and ethical in business activities,” he told Bernama.

He said the operation would continue and be intensified as the duty-free-island had been listed as one of the major towns in the country with high cost of living.

There had been complaints about the high prices of seafood being sold at the wet market and consumers had urged the local authorities to monitor the prices effectively.  – BERNAMA

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