KAPIT: Enforcement officers from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumers’ Affair (KPDNHEP) Kapit division have conducted a series of surveillance on business premises around Kapit in line with the Anti-Hoarding Ops that was launched in January 2022.
The surveillance was done to ensure the availability of controlled essential items in the retail outlets and to prevent hoarding.
From January until June 2022, there 2,210 premises had been checked within the Kapit division, and the establishment of this Anti Hoarding campaign has shown positive impact since there is no complain of hoarding of control items received by KPDNHEP Kapit division and no case has been reported relating to the offense of hoarding control items.
Chief of KPDNHEP Kapit division Englebert Inggath warns that strict action would be taken against suppliers, wholesalers and retailers found involved in hoarding controlled items.
He also warned that any individuals or companies involved in such activities could face fines of up to RM1,000,000 or jail not more than three years or both.
“The local communities are encouraged to be the eyes and ears of the authorities and to report if they suspect any activities of hoarding control/subsidy items in order to prevent it from happening,” he added.
Members of the public who have any information in relation to the activities can deliver their full complain towards the Ministry through various channel such as portal/email email@example.com, call centre 1800-886-800, application Ez Adu, Whatsapp 019-2794317 or report to any KPDNHEP offices across the country.