Internal Trade Minister advises traders against raising prices as the country’s borders reopen

prices of their goods.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the reopening of the borders will certainly boost the economic sector with the arrival of foreign visitors to the country.

He said the phenomenon of out-of-town visitors will also increase the demand for certain products in the market.

“With the reopening of the borders, foreigners will come to visit and indeed the demand for goods will increase such as food and other products.

“That’s why we call on traders not to take advantage of the situation to make unreasonable profits, because profit is a crime,” he told reporters after Ops Pantau 2022 kicked off here today. today.

Malaysia entered its transition period to the endemic phase of Covid-19 on April 1 and the country’s borders were also reopened from the same date after two years of living in the shadow of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Nanta said his ministry will strengthen enforcement and monitoring during Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri this year through Ops Pantau 2022.

He said that Ops Pantau aims to ensure that consumers can easily obtain food and basic necessities at reasonable prices.

“Ops Pantau 2022 will be applied uniformly across the country, with focal points being places like Ramadan bazaars, Aidilfitri bazaars, public markets, supermarkets and grocery stores,” he said. — Bernama


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