12 Durian Sellers Were Fined For Using Unauthorised Weighing Scales

Each seller was fined RM100 under Section 14(6) of the Weighs and Measures Act 1972.

Cover image via KPDNHEP WPKL/Facebook & Sinar Harian

Several durian sellers in Perak have been fined for using unauthorised weighing scales

According to New Straits Times, the state Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) issued fines to 12 individuals for failing to have calibrated scales at their premises.

The sellers were fined at different locations including Teluk Intan, Kuala Kangsar, Parit Buntar, Taiping, and Ipoh

Perak KPDNHEP director Saifullizan Kamarul Zaman told Berita Harian, "All of the sellers were found guilty of this offence during an inspection of durian stalls around Perak on the first day of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), yesterday, 11 June."

He also explained that although the ministry does not regulate prices for durian commodities, traders are obliged to comply with the law enforced in terms of displaying their prices.

"In addition, sellers must also ensure that they use weighing scales and measuring equipment are authorised and are still valid," he said.

Each seller was fined RM100 under Section 14(6) of the Weighs and Measures Act 1972

Saifullizan also urged consumers to exercise their rights and to spend wisely during the RMCO period so they can avoid being manipulated by sellers.

Complaints to KPDNHEP can be made by calling them at +605-2414611 or sending them a text message through WhatsApp at +6019-2794317.

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