KPDNKK Terengganu: 3,507 Bazaar Ramadan Stalls Inspected

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 6 (Bernama) -- The Terengganu branch of the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) is satisfied with the reasonable price of dishes at Ramadan bazaars throughout the state.

According to Terengganu Rural Development, Entrepreneur, Cooperative and Consumerism Committee chairman Nawi Mohamad, based on the inspection of 3,507 stalls, the state KPDNKK has not detected any extreme price hikes.

"There are only minimal increases of 10 to 20 per cent for certain food products. However, some have also gone down, such as the price of 'ayam golek' that was sold last year between RM25 and RM26 is now priced between RM20 and RM24 a piece," he told reporters after launching the 'Jangan Lebih Lebih' campaign at the Batu Buruk Ramadan bazaar here today.

Meanwhile, state KPDNKK director Azlan Abd Samat said, to date, they (KPDNKK) had only taken action on one case involving a 'beriani' rice operator at a Ramadan bazaar on Jalan Padang, in Kemaman.

"The trader refused to place price labels even after being given advice and notices to comply with regulations in an early check," he said.

Azlan said, the action came after a complaint posted by a consumer through Facebook, claiming that the trader sold beef beriani rice for a high price of RM13.

"Following random checks conducted by our enforcement officials, the trader was fined RM200 and goods worth RM225 were confiscated," he said.