Restaurant Owner Fined RM8,000 For Increasing The Price Of Teh O Ais
A restaurant owner in Kelantan has been ordered to pay RM8,000 after she was found guilty of profiteering, having increased the price of Teh O Ais from RM2.80 to RM4.00 earlier this year
The price increase was said to have come into effect on 29 September 2016.
Jessica Choo, 34, owner of Ozarah Cafe and Restaurant pleaded guilty to all charges and was subsequently ordered to pay the RM8,000 fine
Choo was charged under Section 14(1) of the Price Control and Anti Profiteering Act 2011, which provides a maximum fine of RM100,000 and/or three years in prison if found guilty.
Just two months ago, on 9 September, Secret Recipe CEO Sim Leong Thun was fined RM45,000 after pleading guilty to three charges of profiteering from certain food and beverage items sold some of the franchise's branches
The charges were made to the CEO of Kumpulan Secret Recipe Cakes and Cafe Sdn. Bhd. in his capacity as an individual for raising the price of Pepsi at the Subang Parade branch from RM4 to RM5 on 23 February 2015 as well as increasing the price of Iced Caffe Latte and Lasagna Beef in a Kota Bahru branch.
In a smaller scale, a food court in Kuching, Sarawak was investigated by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism after it was caught selling Milo Ais at a high price of RM4.20 in January
The issue came to the authorities' attention after a photo of the receipt showing two cups of Milo Peng costing RM8.40 - hence RM4.20 each - went viral on Facebook.
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