Ministry of Domestic Trade seizes subsidized cooking oil worth nearly RM5,000 in Sepang

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The Selangor branch of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs seized 1,944 kilograms of subsidized cooking oil worth RM4,860 during a raid on a supermarket in Kota Warisan, Sepang. — Photo by Hari Anggara

Sunday 24 July 2022 13:09 GMT

PUTRAJAYA, 24th July – The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Selangor branch seized 1,944 kilograms of subsidized cooking oil worth RM4,860 during a raid on a supermarket in Kota Warisan, Sepang, last Friday.

KPDNHEP Director of Law Enforcement Azman Adam said that during the 10 a.m. raid several receipts showing the transaction of the goods were also removed from the premises.

“The owner of the premises is suspected of hiding unethical packets of subsidized cooking oil from customers and storing them on the premises,” he said in a statement today. today.

Azman said that based on complaints, customers were only allowed to buy the subsidized cooking oil if they bought other necessities at the store.

He said action was taken against the owner of the premises under section 19 of the Control of Supplies Act 1961 (AKB) for imposing unlawful conditions on the sale of controlled goods.

He said the owner of the premises also failed to produce the declaration document justifying the amount of cooking oil available in the store.

If convicted under Section 22(1) AKB 1961, Azman said the offense carries a fine not exceeding RM1 million or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both .

He advised consumers to channel information related to the diversion of controlled and subsidized goods by messaging via WhatsApp on 019-2794317 and 019-848 8000 or [email protected] portal, e-mail to [email protected] or through the Ez ADU smartphone app, contact 1-800-886-800 or the App Command Center (ECC) at 03-8882 6088. — Bernama

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