March 25, 2024


Malaysian chicken wholesaler fined US$2,100 for selling above ceiling price


In a ruling by the Sessions Court, a Malaysian chicken wholesaler faced a fine of MYR 10,000 (US$2,100) for selling standard chicken above the price limit imposed by the Malaysian government last October, Bernama reported.


Judge Rohaida Ishak imposed the fine, with a default of four months in jail, on Sharuddin Saidon, 54, who pleaded guilty to the charge brought against him.


The charge against Sharuddin involved the sale of controlled goods, specifically standard chickens, at MYR 8.90 (US$1.87) per kg, surpassing the maximum wholesale price of MYR 8.10 (US$1.70) per kg set by Paragraph 3 of Section 11 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Price) Order (No 12) 2022.


Under Section 11 of Malaysia's Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 law, this charge carries penalties outlined in Section 18 (b) of the same Act, which include a fine not exceeding MYR 100,000 (US$21,000) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or both.


Perak, Malaysia Ministry of Domestic Trade and Costs of Living deputy public prosecutor Hasyutantee Khalil handled the prosecution, while the accused did not have legal representation.


-      Bernama

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