Sarawak Traders Using PSP To Increase Prices Face Stern Action

KUCHING: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Sarawak will take action against traders in the state who raise prices of goods following the implementation of the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) on Jan 1.

State KPDNHEP enforcement chief Mohammad Hanizam Kechek said there was no reason for the traders to increase prices as the state was not affected by the implementation of PSP.

The PSP, a targeted fuel subsidy, will only be enforced in Peninsular Malaysia, and although most of the goods sold here come from Peninsular, there should not be a price hike in the state, he told reporters after carrying out inspections of the Ops Catut 6.0 and Price Control Scheme in conjunction with Christmas here today.

“If there is an increase in the price of goods, we will take action under Ops Catut 6.0,” he added.

The nationwide Ops Catut 6.0 began on Dec 1 this year until June 20 next year following the implementation of the PSP and inspection covers all levels from manufacturers to retailers.