Home Trade Ministry to step up efforts to monitor merchandise supply during total lockdown in Johor

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JOHOR BARU: The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs will step up efforts to monitor the supply of goods to the market on a daily basis throughout the full lockdown which is due to begin on June 1.

The director of the ministry in Johor, Mohd Hairul Anuar Bohro, said it was to ensure that there was a constant supply of products in the market to meet the needs of consumers.

He said checks on Sunday May 30 at several hypermarkets in Johor Baru, Pasir Gudang, Iskandar Puteri and Kulai showed that there had been no panic buying and that consumers were shopping in an orderly fashion. while respecting standard operating procedures.

“During that time, approximately 200 of our law enforcement officers and staff visited retail outlets and markets to verify the supply of essential goods during the control order period. movements.

“This effort will be increased throughout the total lockdown period from June 1 to June 14 with teams divided into zones to carry out daily checks,” he said in a statement on Sunday May 30.

He also urged consumers not to panic when buying and purchasing items in bulk to avoid a sudden shortage of goods.

“Buyers should only buy what they need so that others can get their hands on what they need as well,” added Mohd Hairul Anuar.

He said consumers can forward their complaints to the ministry by emailing [email protected], WhatsApp at 019-2794 317 or by phone at 1-800-886-800.


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