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LETTER | Stop indiscriminate increase of vegetable prices

LETTER | The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry and Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) to take immediate steps to bring down the price of vegetables which has increased up to 200 percent in the past two weeks.

The following prices are listed for comparison.

Several retailers complained that distributors and wholesalers have warned them that prices of other vegetables may go up in the coming weeks.

CAP calls on the Enforcement Division of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to investigate the above price increases as average income earners will be badly affected by escalating prices of goods and crackdown on traders who hike their prices excessively and violate the Anti-Profiteering Act 2010.

CAP has also been repeatedly calling for FAMA to take control of the marketing and distribution of vegetables in the country but our calls have fallen on deaf ears.

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