MIRI: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has issued notices to two premises here for selling bottled mineral water higher than normal price during the water crisis over the weekend.
This was disclosed by Miri KPDNHEP head Joe Azmi Jamil today.
“The notices are issued under Section 21 of the Price Control and Anti Profiteering Act 2011.
“They are given 14 days to respond (to the notices) and provide us with the details that caused them to increase the price,” he explained.
“If found guilty of profiteering, action can be taken under Section 14(1) of the Act and they can fined up to RM500,000 (for corporation or company) or RM100,000 for non-corporation and individuals, imprisoned for a term not exceeding three years or both.”
Meanwhile, Joe Azmi said two other traders were compounded for failing to display price tags on goods (mineral water) sold in their premises.