Sweet squid priced at RM50: KPDN assesses restaurant owner’s response

Sweet squid priced at RM50: KPDN assesses restaurant owner’s response

PAPAR: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDN) will assess the responses given by restaurant owners regarding the sale of sweet squid at a price of RM50 each. The minister, Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali, said notices have been issued to the restaurant owners to provide specific answers regarding their actions.

“I think they have already responded after two days of answering the notice from KPDN, and we will officially assess the response given by the restaurant. “We will see if there is profiteering, meaning their original prices suddenly increased significantly, we can investigate why the prices were suddenly raised. “If there is a drastic increase in the price of the goods, then action can be taken under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act,” he told reporters after officiating a synthetic rubber running track at Padang Pekan Papar here on Saturday.

He said this when asked about the progress of the information confirmation notice (NPMB) under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act (AKHAP) 2011 for sweet squid sold by restaurant premises at RM50.

However, Armizan, who is also the Member of Parliament for Papar, said that the public should also be aware and exercise their rights as consumers to check and assess the prices offered by traders. “These consumer rights need to be accompanied by legal literacy so that they understand what is wrong and what is not. “Because we know the restaurant claims they are not forcing customers to buy.

True, the restaurant can offer their prices, the important thing is that the pricing aspects of the commodity are adhered to. “If the price is like that, it is what the restaurant offers, so consumers have the option to choose which restaurant they want to go to,” he said.

Sinar Harian reported last Thursday that an individual claimed that the restaurant owner came forward to explain the sale of sweet squid at RM50. The issue spread on social media, and KPDN Sabah has inspected the restaurant before taking action. The restaurant owner has also been given a notice with a two-day period to explain the sale of sweet squid at the price of RM50.

– Sinar Harian

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