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KPDNKK Sends More Than 20 Officers To Inspect Clocks At Two Spas In Seremban

The checks took place yesterday, 26 July, at two centres at Kemayan Square and Seremban Gateway.

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Two spas offering massage services in Seremban were "raided" by more than 20 enforcement officers from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNKK) yesterday, 26 July

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The presence of uniformed men led some people to believe that the spas were raided for conducting vice activities. 

But, as the New Straits Times (NST) pointed out, this was not true.

The officers were present for a routine check of clocks used at the premises

State Health, Environment, Cooperatives, and Consumerism committee chairman S Veerapan and state KPDNKK director Ain Arjuna Aziz Zaman were also present at the 5pm checks which took place at Kemayan Square and Seremban Gateway.

According to Veerapan, the inspections were carried out to ensure business operators abide by "proper measurement of time in providing their services".

"Each premise must ensure that the device they use to measure time in each closed room or area is verified by Metrology Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MCM) every 12 months. Accurate measurement of time indirectly increases consumers' confidence," he told the English daily after the operation. 

Veerapan revealed that KPDNKK had organised checks at 85 spas thus far this year and found that they have been observing regulations regarding time measurement devices

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He warned premises owners to not use clocks unverified by MCM or risk facing action under Section 14 (6) of the Weights and Measures Act 1972, which carries a maximum fine of RM40,000 or up to three years in jail, or both, upon conviction.

Members of the public can lodge complaints regarding matters such as time measurement through e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (06-6016500), Veerapan said

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