SANDAKAN,( Feb 28) — Four traders have been issued with compounds for expiry of the weight and measure equipment and failing to display price tags during an Integrated Operation in Sandakan public market, here Friday.
The errant traders received the compounds from the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (PPDNKK), which led the operation along with other enforcement agencies namely State Islamic Religious Affairs Department, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Sandakan Municipal Council (SMC), Department of Fisheries, Metrology Corporation Sdn Bhd and the police.
Head of the Sandakan branch of the ministry, Joe Azmi Jamil said one of the four compounds issued was for the offence of Weights and Measures Act 1972, while the remaining were under the Price Control Act and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.
“The operation aims to ensure all traders in the district comply with regulations as stipulated specifically to display the price tag,” he said.
Joe Azmi said the number of compounds issued had reduced slightly compared to the recent Ops Harga II of only 11 compounds.
Sandakan public market superintendent Aliuddin Bakar said there were 1,520 kiosks in the market, of which 1,200 lots had been occupied, involving 336 vegetable and fruit sellers, 77 fresh seafood sellers and 64 kiosks for selling meat and chicken.– BERNAMA