KOTA KINABALU, March 21 (Bernama) -- There is sufficient supply of basic necessities in Sabah to meet the needs of the people throughout the state, said Georgie Abas, the Sabah director of Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.
He said that the ministry had not received any complaints about traders hiking up prices for basic necessities in the state.
"Every day our officers monitor every business premises such as supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores to check sales prices and ensure sufficient supply of goods," he told Bernama.
Georgie also said the ministry’s enforcement officers would check the supply of basic necessities of wholesalers and manufacturers to ensure they were distributed to retailers and that supplies were delivered daily.
He warned that it would act against any party trying to take advantage by increasing prices during the two-week movement control order period, which ends on March 31.
He said the public could lodge complaints on unfair trade practices to the operations rooms of the ministry’s enforcement branch, which are open daily from 8am to 10pm.
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