RM22,500 fine for selling Milo at RM1.80
KUALA TERENGGANU: Traders had better think twice before raising prices following the recent pay rise for civil servants.
A mamak restaurant here, which charged RM1.80 for a glass of iced Milo about 20sen to 30sen more than the usual price has been hit with a RM22,500 compound fine.
As a deterrent to others, enforcement officers from the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry also seized food and drinks worth about RM750 and tore down the shops signboard.
State enforcement chief Abdul Ghani Harun said the fine was the maximum for the offence and the operator had 14 days to settle the summonses.
This is the first time that the state enforcement squad had meted out the maximum penalty against a trader for failure to display the price of goods and for indiscriminately increasing the price, he said.
In Banting, Selangor, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal said its enforcement officers had inspected 15,206 premises since the pay rise was announced.[/quote]
i wonder how many F&B operator in Miri will be fine for charging RM1.80 for Milo. hehehe…
i agree with ian. especially the part whr the money are only looping internally.
good example is SY. the are arguably one of the largest employer in Miri. the money earn by they staff end up back to their employer as they are spending in place like boulevard hypermarket. not to mention some unseen money are put in the pocket of some of the their own family or their associate. not enough money are put back into the community to allowed it to grow.
back to the effect of pay rise, frankly speaking, i’m really worried that this will create more negative impact than the positive one. i just got a feeling that the situation will get worst as times goes by. the government plan to curb increasing price hike is not working. although the ringgit is now stronger against the dollar since the peg is remove but we had not felt the so call cheaper price as predicted by most ppl. we are still paying way to much for a lot of thing.