No price increase for electronic gadgets

A file-photo of laptops which are in high demand these days.

MUKAH: There is no increase in the prices of electronic gadgets here so far.

This is according to the local branch of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.

Its branch chief, Salihin Den said the ministry had conducted the monitoring on the prices of electronic gadgets two weeks ago.

He added a number of business premises had been issued a notice requesting them to furnish details on the prices of electronic gadgets at their shops.

“Based on the information received, there is no increase in any price of the items,” he said via WhatsApp on Saturday (Feb 6).

He was asked by the media whether the ministry conducted any monitoring on the prices of electronic gadgets around here.

It is learned that there has been an increase in demand for electronic gadgets during the various stages of movement control order (MCO) since March 18 last year, as online business and online classes have become part and parcel of the new normal now.