Durian season is officially here! Before you go out to get some juicy durians though, be wary of shady sellers!
According to Sinar Harian, twelve durian traders were issued compounds of RM100 each for cheating customers by using rigged or tampered weighing scales.
Perak KPDNHEP director Saifullizan Kamarul Zaman said that compounds of RM100 each were issued on the spot under Section 14(6) of the Weighs and Measures Act 1972, marking the first violation since the first day of RMCO yesterday.
Saifullizan said among the locations where these durian sellers were fined were Teluk Intan, Kuala Kangsar, Parit Buntar, Taiping and Ipoh.
“The ministry does not regulate the price for durians but traders are obliged to comply with the law on price tagging, as well as the use of valid weighing machines or scales,” he said in a statement today.
Saifullizan said that since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented on 18 March until yesterday, the state KPDNHEP received 655 complaints and had inspected 14,318 premises.
“A total of 121 compounds have been issued worth RM66,150 throughout this period,” he added.
Saifullizan also advised consumers to exercise their rights wisely when spending to avoid being manipulated by traders.
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