PUTRAJAYA, Dec 28 – Keluarga Malaysia’s (SHMKM) maximum price control program which was due to end on Dec 31 has now been extended to Feb 4, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk has said. Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.
He said the number of daily essentials under the scheme would remain at 12 items from three categories – chicken, eggs and vegetables.
Items include live chicken, standard chicken, super chicken, grade A, B and C eggs, long beans, chili pepper, tomato, choy sum, imported round cabbage (from Indonesia and from China) as well as cucumber.
“Based on the feedback received and as an ongoing measure to stabilize the prices of goods and ensure the availability of supply, the government has decided to expand the SHMKM (scheme),” he said in a statement. communicated.
Earlier, the government announced the establishment of the SHMKM, effective from December 7 to 31, with the aim of stabilizing the prices of basic necessities and ensuring an adequate supply in the market.
Nanta said that under the program, four types of products were affected by the price adjustments, namely chicken, chicken eggs, choy sum and long beans in selected locations.
“Price adjustments are made based on certain situations and factors to ensure price stability and supply,” he said.
Throughout the implementation of the SHMKM, law enforcement officers from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs will monitor prices daily across the country, he said.
“Checks, among others, involve places such as public markets, farmers’ markets and supermarkets as well as traders at the wholesale supply chain level,” he said.
He said the ministry, along with Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI), were constantly working in tandem to carry out inspections to ensure adequate supply and price stability.
Nanta advised traders to continue to comply with the maximum price set by the scheme as action may be taken under the Price Control and Anti-Profit Act 2011.
The list of goods and prices under the scheme can be viewed through the official portal of the Ministry at https://www.kpdnhep.gov.my/ms/pengumuman/1117-hargamaksimum-shm-keluarga-malaysia-28-dis-2021.html. — Bernama