Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

FESTIVE SEASON APPROACHING: PRICE OF SELECTED FOOD ITEMS INCREASE

A survey carried out by CAP past few days has shown an significant increase in the price of coriander leaves, daun bawang, asam jawa and garlic.

CAP found that the price  has increased from between 10% to 200% over the last one week.

With Ramaddhan and as Hari Raya Puasa is around the corner, the above mention items will be in even greater demand.

CAP calls on the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism to immediately carry out a crackdown on traders practicing this exorbitant price hike and to take action under Malaysia’s Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2010 as consumers will be  badly affected by escalating prices of food stuff.

Press Statement, 8 June 2017