Ministry records 538 cases of trading offences

Hanizam (second right) visits Pasar Cina with Pulnama (left) and another officer.

LIMBANG: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) recorded 538 cases of various trading offences from Jan 1 to May 5 this year.

Its deputy director and head of Enforcement Section for Sarawak, Mohd Hanizam Kechek said during the period a total of 27, 041 inspections were carried out at premises in urban and rural areas in the state.

“From the 538 cases, we had seized goods valued at RM6.3 million and collected compound fees of RM74,150,” he said when met by the media during Limbang/Lawas Integrated Operations at Pasar Cina and Ramadan Bazaar here yesterday. Also present was head of KPDNHEP Limbang, Pulnama Tarah.

Hanizam added that among the offences committed were those under Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011, Supply Control Act 1961, Trade Descriptions Act 2011, Weights and Measures Act 1972 and Consumer Protection Act 1999.

He said topping the list were 301 cases for offences under Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 followed by Weights and Measures Act 1972 with 124 cases and 61 cases under Trade Descriptions Act 2011.

For northern zone involving Bintulu, Miri, Limbang and Lawas, he said a total of 301 inspections had been conducted.

“A total of 22 cases were reported with 50 warnings issued, involving total seizure of RM3,000 while RM2,400 worth of compound fees were also issued,” he said.

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