Her Majesty said efforts must be intensified to prevent a small group of traders from making unreasonable profits, as such action, if left unchecked, could cause inflation which in turn would affect the cost of life. — photo by Bernama
Thursday, August 25, 2022 10:49 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 August – Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has called on the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) to step up its efforts to protect the welfare of the people , particularly in matters involving food security and the cost of living.
Her Majesty said efforts must be intensified to prevent a small group of traders from making unreasonable profits, as such action, if left unchecked, could cause inflation which in turn would affect the cost of life.
“Efforts to protect people from fraud, Halal and weights and measures issues, including the investigation of all complaints from the public, must be intensified,” Her Majesty said at the Jubilee Banquet. gold from the KPDNHEP Law Enforcement Division here tonight.
Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah also graced the event. Also present were Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, his deputy Datuk Rosol Wahid and Chief Cabinet Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.
The King said measures to combat the diversion and smuggling of controlled goods as well as subsidized items should be given special attention, in addition to the ministry also continuing to find opportunities to increase the contribution. to gross domestic product (GDP).
Her Majesty said people’s welfare and efforts to maintain national economic growth should continue to be strengthened.
Al-Sultan Abdullah said that the enforcement division of the KPDNHEP, which was established on April 17, 1972, was dedicated to ensuring sufficient supply of food and basic needs in the market, while its involvement in the special task force on Jihad against inflation at present also contributed to price stability of essential goods.
“When the country was dealing with Covid-19, many did not know that this division of the app also played a role in safeguarding the well-being of the people.
“Like unsung heroes, they have been on the ground every day to ensure compliance with the law in the trade and distribution sector,” Her Majesty said.
In addition, King said the team has also taken proactive steps to secure the supply and price of self-testing kits and face masks, as well as controlling the price of the Covid-19 vaccine and various necessities. daily.
Thanks to the contribution of the Law Enforcement Division, Al-Sultan Abdullah said the country managed to stay competitive and also contributed to the country’s economic recovery.
Her Majesty said the law enforcement division has provided the best service to the people and the country, with the team responsible for the welfare and prosperity of nearly 32 million Malaysian consumers.
“Therefore, shoulder this responsibility with honesty and trust so that internal trade remains forward-looking and consumers are always protected.
“I and the Raja Permaisuri Agong pray that the Law Enforcement Division and this Ministry will always be protected by Allah Subhanahu wata’ala in carrying out the task of protecting the people and ensuring that the national economy continues to grow rapidly,” Al-Sultan said. Abdullah. — Bernama