KPDN Warns Ramadan Bazaar Vendors To Display Prices Or Face RM50,000 To RM100,000 Fine

KPDN enforcement officers have inspected a total of 4,883 premises nationwide.

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The Domestic and Cost of Living Ministry (KPDN) has warned Ramadan bazaar traders to properly display prices or face hefty fines

The warning comes after complaints were lodged with the ministry against Ramadan bazaar sellers for not properly displaying prices and price gouging, according to KPDN Deputy Minister Fuziah Salleh.

KPDN has also launched Ops Pantau, mobilising 2,200 enforcement officers, who have inspected a total of 4,883 premises including Ramadan bazaars and food retail places nationwide.

KPDN Deputy Minister Fuziah Salleh during the launch of the Bazaar Ramadan Rahmah at Ramadan Bazaar Presint 14 in Putrajaya.

Image via Shafwan Zaidon/Malay Mail

Sellers and traders taking advantage of consumers could face action under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011, Weights and Measures Act 1972, and the Trade Descriptions Act 2011

KPDN enforcement division director-general Datuk Azman Adam said that if a seller doesn't put price tags on their items, they can be fined up to RM50,000 for individual sellers and RM100,000 for businesses.

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