PUTRAJAYA, December 19 – The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will intensify its monitoring of the supply of goods in the country, especially during the monsoon season.
Its enforcement manager, Azman Adam, said the move was necessary to ensure the supply of essential items is sufficient and easily obtained during the period.
He said the monitoring included checks on the Dedicated Distributor Manufacturer (DDM), Dedicated Distributor Wholesaler (DDW) and Dedicated Distributor Retailer (DDR) appointed nationwide and in other locations.
“The strict monitoring was aimed at ensuring that the supply of necessary goods is always sufficient for consumers, especially in areas that have been badly affected by flooding,” he said in a statement.
He also said the ministry’s law enforcement officers nationwide will work with other government agencies to ensure that the supply of essential items is sufficient and on hand in affected areas. .
According to him, the ministry’s Law Enforcement Command Center (ECC) has been activated nationwide to ensure that reports of supply shortages of essential items in flood-affected areas be quickly overcome.
“The KPDNHEP will also ensure that its law enforcement officers in the field are always prepared for any eventuality,” he said.
Azman also reminded merchants not to resort to hoarding to ensure consumers’ basic needs are sufficient.
He added that action will be taken against traders involved in hoarding under the Supply Control Act 1961. — Bernama