KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living has listed 11 items under the Christmas Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme (SHMPP).
Its minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said the scheme would be implemented for five days from Dec 23 to 27.
The items were live old chicken (controlled in Sarawak only), chicken wings (controlled in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan), imported mutton, tomatoes, green capsicum and round cabbage (imported from China and Indonesia).
Other items were carrots, potatoes (imported from China), live pig (controlled in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan) pork belly and pork meat and fat (controlled in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan), Salahuddin told a press conference at the Parliament building, here today.
At the same time, Salahuddin said the price of chicken and chicken eggs is being controlled under the implementation of the determination of the retail prices of chicken and chicken eggs mechanism.
He said the implementation period of the price control scheme for Christmas was appropriate as it would be able to create a win-win situation for consumers and traders.
Meanwhile, Salahuddin said more than 2,000 enforcement personnel would be deployed to monitor the prices of goods at public markets, farmers’ markets and retail outlets nationwide.
The strategy, he said, would ensure effective enforcement and immediate response to consumers’ complaints.
“The government hopes that all traders will adhere to the prices set under the scheme and display the pink price tags for the controlled price items.
“Stern action including penalties will be taken against traders who fail to comply with the regulations under this scheme,” he said.
The public can check the prices of the items involved under the Christmas SHMMP on the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living website at www.kpdnhep.gov.my