TAWAU, January 15 — A total of 8,555 complaints about high commodity prices were received by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) from March last year till yesterday.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi, however, said investigations revealed the cases only occurred in certain locations or were classified as isolated.
“KPDNHEP police personnel will carry out checks after receiving complaints and take necessary action against the parties involved,” he told reporters after presiding over Keluarga Malaysia’s sales program here today. .
He said consumers should exercise their rights and complain to authorities about unscrupulous business practices.
Meanwhile, Nanta said the ministry is aware of price increases for some items and will look into the contributing factors.
According to him, the government, through the KPDNHEP, was always looking for strategies to help ease the burden on consumers.
He said these include the implementation of Keluarga Malaysia’s nationwide sales program which offers a variety of commodities at below market rate prices. ― Bernama