RM3.30 For A Bottle Of Water?! GSC In Melaka Fined RM45k After Found Guilty For Overcharging

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The pandemic has surely taken a toll on everyone, including businesses. At this point, we’re all familiarly tired with price hikes and taxes. But one company went too far:

GSC has been found guilty and is currently being fined RM45k for overcharging.

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What’s a movie without a snack? After all, munching on popcorn is only ritualistic when you’re watching a film. But this GSC outlet decided to price their snacks at rates that could buy you a good lunch.

Apparently the GSC at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Melaka increased their prices for their Spritzer mineral waters (600ml) and Mister Potato potato chips (75 gm).

According to the Melaka Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Director, Norena Jaafar, the company charged RM3.30 for the mineral waters and RM5.00 for the potato chips.

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The usual prices range at least RM1 below what they decided to charge. The company is now being fined RM45k after the court examined all sides of the story including from prosecution witnesses, defence witnesses and submissions from their counsels.

“(Session Court Judge) Nariman Badruddin has ruled that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case,” said Norena.

So far there is no official statement made by GSC but the movie company did leave a (now deleted) comment on China Press’s Facebook post about the issue.

“Did you know that every movie ticket is charged with 30% entertainment tax?”

It seems that inflation is coming and its affecting all of us…