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Deepavali: The supply of eight main control items in Sarawak, Malaysia is sufficient

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Published Nov 10, 2023

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The Chief Enforcement Officer of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Living Costs in Sarawak, Malaysia, has stated that there is sufficient supply of the eight main controlled items for the Deepavali festival. These items, including mutton, tomatoes, and coconut seeds, are listed under the Deepavali 2023 Festive Season Maximum Price Scheme. Enforcement officers have been mobilized to monitor prices and ensure compliance from traders, with penalties for non-compliance including fines and imprisonment.
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KUCHING: The supply of the eight main controlled items in the state in conjunction with the Deepavali festival is sufficient, said Chief Enforcement Officer of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Living Costs (KPDN) Sarawak Peter J Berinus Agang. The eight items are imported bone-in mutton, tomatoes, red chillies, coconut seeds, grated coconut, small shallots (India), imported large shallots and dal beans (Australia). All of the items, according to Peter, are listed under the Deepavali 2023 Festive Season Maximum Price Scheme (SHMMP) in effect from November 9 to 15 nationwide. "Today we conducted a survey at the Mydin Samariang Supermarket to review the implementation of SHMMP Deepavali 2023 for seven days in effect from 9 to 15 November, which is three days before the festival, the day of the festival and three days after the festival. "SHMMP Deepavali 2023 involves eight items (as above) and Sarawak KPDN has mobilized 189 enforcement officers and 99 price monitoring officers to ...
Source: Utusanborneo
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