BY DIANA OCTAVIA
SIMANGGANG: Traders in Sri Aman, Lubok Antu, Betong and Saratok are reminded to adhere to the price for nine controlled items for Hari Raya.
A statement was issued by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Sri Aman head Pelani Kemiti today.
“We want to remind traders in these four areas not to sell the controlled items above the maximum price set.
The controlled items include chicken; chicken eggs; imported beef; mackerel, including mabung fish and selayang fish.
Wholesale and retail prices set for 1kg of live chicken, is RM6.30 and RM7; whereas a standard chicken per kg is RM9 and RM10; and super chicken is sold at RM9.50 and RM10.50 per kg.
For Grade A, B and C chicken eggs, the wholesale price is 37 sen, 36 sen and 35 sen respectively. The retail price is 39 sen, 38 sen and 37 sen each.
Imported beef per kg at wholesale and retail price is RM25 and RM27 while the pufferfish and mabung fish is set to RM10 and RM11 per kg.
For the selayang fish, the wholesale and retail prices per kg are set at RM7 and RM9 per kg.
He warned that errant individuals could be fined up to RM10,000 or compounded up to RM5,000 while companies could be fined up to RM20,000 or compounded up to RM10,000.
“Traders should also put a pink price tag on these controlled items at their respective premises,” said Pelani.
“Once again, I would like to remind all consumers that the supply of necessities in Sri Aman and Betong is still sufficient during the SHMMP Hari Raya Puasa 2021.”
The price control was enforced today and will remain unchanged until May 20 as per the Hari Raya Puasa 2021 Maximum Price Scheme for Festive Season (SHMMP).