It was selling two-ply face masks at RM1 each instead of the controlled price of RM0.20. <small> Cover image via Soya Cincau Miera Zulyana/Malay Mail </small>
A pharmacy in Selayang, Kuala Lumpur was recently compounded a total of RM20,000 for selling face masks at a high price
Bernama reported that authorities from the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) inspected the pharmacy around 6.30pm on Wednesday, 11 March.<br></br></p>
An enforcement officer went undercover as a customer and found that the pharmacy was selling two-ply face masks at RM1 each
Meanwhile, the controlled price is only RM0.20 each.
<p>Following complaints from the public, KPDNHEP Gombak branch chief enforcement officer Azli Aripin ordered for the pharmacy to be investigated.<br></br></p>
The pharmacy is required to pay the fine within 14 days
According to Astro Awani, the punishment is in accordance with Section 11 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act.
Azli also added that the officials seized a total of 45 face masks worth RM45.
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