Selling masks at above market price is an offence 每 Ismail Sabri
PUTRAJAYA, May 14 — Any premises that sells nose and mouth masks at above the market price is committing an offence and firm action can be taken against it, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
This was following a report that a mall in Kelantan, which was charging RM10 for five pieces of nose and mouth coverings, as well as prohibiting customers from entering the premises if they did not purchase the item.
He said the government had previously announced that the ceiling price for nose and mouth masks was at RM1.50 a piece.
“If they sell more than the ceiling price then the shop has committed an offence under the Price Control and Anti-Profit Control Act (AKHAP) 2011, Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP).
“So, the KPDNHEP can act against them. I hope the KPDNHEP is aware of this and take immediate action,” he told a daily press conference on the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Putrajaya, here today.