30 Oktober, 2010



MALACCA: Season Price Control Scheme Deepavali for 14 essential items will be in force throughout the country for 10 days, starting tomorrow.

Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, said more than 50,000 retailers across the country are reminded not to sell the 14 products involved more than the price stipulated requirements.

"Starting this year, under the price control scheme, new items added to the price-controlled goods that are imported from the bean dhal Australia. Two other items were dropped from the list of oil seeds and grated coconut.
"The feedback received showed that demand for oil seeds, coconut and coconut milk is not significant to the Indians who celebrate Deepavali and bean dhal is a high demand ahead of festivals," he said after opening the Malaysia Buy Expo 2010 at the state level in the Malacca International Trade Centre (MITC) , Ayer Keroh yesterday.

Among the items listed under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme is a live chicken, standard chicken, super chicken, local lamb meat bones, meat imported sheep bones, meat sheep and imports of boneless chicken Grade A eggs, chicken eggs Grade B, Grade C eggs, chili, tomatoes, small red onion (India) and the import of potato (China).

Ismail Sabri said, fixing the maximum retail prices of controlled items will be adopted in all 146 districts across the country, starting tomorrow with a dealer is required to put price tags on the color pink.