Chicken wings, potato among items under Christmas’ price control scheme


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 14 food items will be gazetted under the Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme (SHMMP) between Dec 23 and 27.

Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali said the 2023 Christmas SHMMP would be enforced through the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 and ensure that it is imposed on producers, wholesalers and retailers.

“The Agriculture and Food Security Ministry will conduct continuous monitoring to ensure that there are sufficient supplies.

“The Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry’s enforcement officers will carry out continuous checks and monitoring at strategic locations nationwide, such as markets, pasar tani and shopping centres,” he said in a statement today.

He warned business operators against violating the ceiling prices set, with the offence carrying a maximum fine of RM100,000 and three years’ jail or issued a compound of up to RM50,000 for individuals.

Meanwhile, companies could be fined up to RM500,000 or fined a compound of up to RM250,000, he said.

“For failing to display the pink price tag on controlled goods, individuals can be fined up to RM10,000 or issued a compound of up to RM5,000, and companies can be fined up to RM20,000 or pay a compound of up to RM10,000.”

Armizan urged the public to channel their complaints via Whatsapp at 019-848 8000, visit portal http://eaduan.kpdn.gov.my; Call Centre 1-800-886-800 and mobile app Ez ADU KPDN.

The Price check features is available at https://www.kpdn.gov.my.

List of ontrolled items under 2023 Christmas SHMMP:

1. Imported mutton with bone

2. Tomatoes

3. Green bell pepper

4. Imported round cabbages from China and Indonesia

5. Carrots

6. Red chillies

7. Imported potatoes (from China)

8. Red onion

9. Yellow onion

10. Live spent chicken (under price control in Sarawak)

11. Chicken wings (controlled items in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan)

12. Live boar (controlled at the farm level in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan)

13. Pork (belly, controlled in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan)

14. Pork (meat and fat, controlled in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan)

Source: New Straits Times


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