KUCHING: The Domestic Trade And Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) will enhance enforcement and monitoring during the month of Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri through Ops Pantau 2022.
Ops Pantau 2022 seeks to ensure a high level of compliance by traders following the opening of the economic sector and country’s borders, at the same time, ensuring customers have easy access to food supplies and daily necessities at reasonable prices.
Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi said Ops Pantau 2022 would be implemented all over the country with focal locations like Ramadan Bazaar, Bazaar Aidilfitri, wet market, hypermarket, supermarket, mini market and grocery stores.
“The enforcement approach of Ops Pantau 2022 includes inspecting and monitoring the supply and price of goods, especially during the fasting month and Hari Raya Aidilfitri, using the scales that have been verified, holding sales events, ensuring traders do not sell goods in excess of prices set under the Seasonal Maximum Price Scheme Celebration (SHMMP), no sale of counterfeit goods and ensure compliance with the SOPs under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342),” he said after a walk-about at CCK Local Supermarket on Sunday (April 3).
He stated that there’s a new number to add to the existing channel to lodge complaints.
“The existing platforms that we have for consumers to lodge complaints are via WhatsApp, Facebook and many others.
“Now, with strategic partnership with Celcom Business, we are able to obtain a new number and can be reached at 019-848 8000 and the service will commence this coming Wednesday (April 6),” he added.
Also present were the Director of KPDNHEP Sarawak Dato Stanley Tan, KPDNHEP Secretary-General Azman Adam, KPDNHEP Deputy Secretary-General Dato Roszanina Wahab, Celcom Regional Head of Business East Malaysia Andrew Voon, Corporate Business Manager Celcom Sarawak Nur Aina Abdullah and CCK Local General Manager Chai Min Diang.