Home Trade Ministry warns traders not to raise prices after VTL-Land

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JOHOR BAHRU (December 4): Traders in the city have been warned not to take advantage of rising prices for basic necessities following the establishment of the vaccinated overland travel route (VTL-Land ) since Monday, November 29.

Mohd Hairul Anuar Bohro, branch director of the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), Mohd Hairul Anuar Bohro, said the department will conduct periodic monitoring and inspections to ensure it does not there would be no price increase when the land border between Malaysia and Singapore was opened.

“In the event of a sudden surge in prices due to the opening of VTL-Land, we will take immediate and firm action in accordance with applicable law, we guarantee this to consumers.

“Consumers are urged to file a complaint directly with the KPDNHEP if there is a price increase,” he told reporters after attending the Malaysian Family Selling Program at Johor State Level in Johor. Taman Daya Econsave supermarket here on Saturday. The general manager of Econsave, Mas Imran Adam, was also present.

Mohd Hairul Anuar said this when asked about profits, following the implementation of VTL-Land and the action that would be taken against stray traders.

He said consumers should spend wisely and shop around before making a purchase.

On November 29, the VTL-Land via the Johor Causeway and Second Link was opened simultaneously with the VTL-Air crossing between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).


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