KOTA KINABALU: – A local consumer group noted that traders in the city and its suburbs have maintained the price of 12 Chinese New Year goods in accordance with the festive season price control scheme.
“Some traders are even offering lower prices for certain items. We congratulate those who decide to reduce their prices due in part to the drop in petrol and diesel prices.
“We are pleased with what we have seen at the markets and this should bode well for consumers,” Sabah Consumers’ Squad chairman Datuk Amisah Yassin told reporters here today.
She and the squad earlier joined enforcement officers from the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry office here in a price inspection operation at wet markets in Kota Kinabalu, Penampang, Putatan and Papar.
Amisah also advised vendors not to use pink price tags for items that are not in the controlled price list, to avoid confusing the consumers.
On the other hand, she also cautioned vendors against failing to use pink price tags for controlled items, or overpricing.
The price control scheme effective Feb 3 till Feb 14 is for wholesale and retail items such as live chicken, standard chicken, super chicken, egg grades A, B and C, imported cabbage, garlic (China), pomfret, large white prawns, pork belly and meat.- BERNAMA