Johor Ministry of Domestic Commerce warns traders not to raise prices after Land VTL with Singapore | Malaysia

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People leave by bus to return to Malaysia as the vaccinated traffic route between Singapore and Malaysia opens after the reopening of the land border between the two countries, at a bus station in Singapore on November 29, 2021. – Reuters pic

JOHOR BARU, Dec 4 ― Traders in the city have been warned not to profit by raising the prices of daily necessities, following the establishment of the Vaccinated Land Traffic Lane (VTL-Land) since Monday last.

Mohd Hairul Anuar Bohro, director of the Johor branch of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), said the department would carry out periodic checks and inspections to ensure that no price hikes occur during the opening of the Malaysia-Singapore land border.

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

“Consumers are requested to complain directly to KPDNHEP in case of price increases,” he told reporters after attending the Malaysian family sales program at the state level in Johor, at the supermarket. Taman Daya Econsave here today. Also present was the managing director of Econsave, Mas Imran Adam.

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

He said consumers should spend wisely and compare prices before making a purchase.

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

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