A famous 'nasi kandar' restaurant in Bukit Jambul was raided today by the Enforcement Division of the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry, Penang for selling 'roti canai telur' at RM2.50.
State ministry enforcement deputy head Chin Ching Chung said the inspection was carried out at 10.40am after the department received a consumer's complaint that the price of 'roti canai telur' before the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was RM1.80.
"The restaurant operator is given three days to submit relevant documents and reasons for raising the price before enforcement action is taken," he said when contacted.
He said if the operator failed to give reasonable explanation for the price rise within the stipulated period, action could be taken under Section 21 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.
"If the operator concerned is found to make an excessive profit margin, he can be prosecuted under Section 14 of the same act," he added.
Chin said further investigation revealed that the price of 'roti canai telur' at the restaurant had been raised several times before April from RM1.80 to RM2.20 and the latest to RM2.50 after the GST.