Johor Runs Poultry Price Hike Check

Clawing deep into the state’s chicken pricing issue

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Director of Johor Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), Mohd Hairul Anuar (fourth from left) inspecting one of the 9 chicken farms

The state’s Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) are monitoring and identifying the cause of poultry’s price change that hiked recently since 10th of June in all businesses premises. 105 inspections were made at 9 chicken farms, 29 main wholesalers to 67 retailers in wet markets, supermarkets and sundries.

An investigation was carried out and Section 21 notice of Price Control and Anti-Profit Act(AKHAP) 2011 was submitted for more information and clarification from the relevant parties. A total of 70 notices were issued involving 9 farmers, 19 wholesalers and 42 retailers in Kluang, Batu Pahat, Muar and Johor Bahru districts. The ministry has issued stern warning to take action under the Price Control and Anti-Profit Act 2011 on any dealers who are found deliberately raising the selling price for the purpose of making unreasonable profits.

Individuals who are found violating the provisions of this Act could be fined up to RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or both, and if it’s found to be a second offense, a fine of up to RM250,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or both. Companies in the other hand can be fined up to RM500,000 in court and fined up to RM1 million. Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has also provided various mediums for the distribution of complaints to facilitate the public to make complaints regarding price issues.

If a dealer is found to be committing unlawful act, the user can submit a complaint to the
Ministry through:
(i) Call Centre 1800 886 800
(ii) Email to e-aduan@kpdnhep.gov.my
(iii) Ez ADU smartphone application
(iv) Enforcement Command Center (ECC) 03-8882 6245/6088
(v) Line 03-8000 8000 Malaysia Government Call Center (MYGCC)
(vi) Whatsapp to 019- 279 4317
(vii) Report / attend any of the KPDNHEP offices throughout Johor