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Wet Market Traders Who Do Not Display Price Tag Will Face Court Action
Kedah Director of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (PDNKK), Mohd Sakri Saleh said traders found guilty can be fined between RM50,000 to RM100,000 or jailed not more two years or both.
"We will start tomorrow by monitoring all wet markets, Pasar Tani and retail shops in the state," he told reporters after checking price tags at central market, here Friday.
No warning notice would be issued because it had been issued to traders warning them not to violate the directives issued by the government.
The court action was to educate the traders on the need to conduct business ethically and comply with the directives issued.
Mohd Sakri said several traders were found to display price tags on pillars and secluded places and not on the goods they sold.
"Traders who do not display price tags want to manipulate the price of goods. The reasoning given that this is due to price fluctuation only seek to confuse the consumers."
Individuals who do not display price tag can be fined RM50,000 or jailed not more two years or both while companies can be fined RM100,000.
Individuals found guilty of profiteering by selling price controlled goods above the ceiling price can be fined up to RM100,000 or jailed not more three years or both while companies can be fined up to RM500,000.
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