KL Pharmacy Hit With RM20,000 Fine For Hiking Up The Price Of Face Masks

It was selling two-ply face masks at RM1 each instead of the controlled price of RM0.20.

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A pharmacy in Selayang, Kuala Lumpur was recently compounded a total of RM20,000 for selling face masks at a high price

Bernama reported that authorities from the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) inspected the pharmacy around 6.30pm on Wednesday, 11 March.

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An enforcement officer went undercover as a customer and found that the pharmacy was selling two-ply face masks at RM1 each

Meanwhile, the controlled price is only RM0.20 each.

Following complaints from the public, KPDNHEP Gombak branch chief enforcement officer Azli Aripin ordered for the pharmacy to be investigated.

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Image via Miera Zulyana/Malay Mail

The pharmacy is required to pay the fine within 14 days

According to Astro Awani, the punishment is in accordance with Section 11 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act.

Azli also added that the officials seized a total of 45 face masks worth RM45.

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