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Shop owner caught hoarding cooking oil


LANGKAWI (31/10/2016): A sundry shop operator in Kuah was booked for hoarding 885kg of cooking oil worth RM2,232, becoming the first person in Langkawi to be fined for the offence.

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry Lang­kawi branch head Shamnaziman Mohamed Taulan said 765kg of the essential item was found packed in 1kg polybags with the rest in 5kg bottles.

These were found hidden in a corner and under a counter at the shop in Jalan Pandak Mayah.

“The operator failed to give a satisfactory answer when we asked him about the excess stock.

“So, we booked him on the suspicion of making a false declaration and hoarding cooking oil, which is currently a controlled item,” he told reporters here yesterday.

The case, he said, was being investigated under the Control of Supplies Act, which saw penalties of up to a RM1mil fine or three years in jail or both for individual businesses and a RM2mil fine for companies.

“So far, there is no indication that the items were meant to be smuggled out of Langkawi as we believe that the operator is only trying to keep the stock amidst news that the price of cooking oil would go up soon,” said Shamnaziman.

It was announced last week that cooking oil would cost between RM3.70 and RM3.90 per kilo from Tuesday.

However, the price for the 1kg polybags would continue to be subsidised by the Government and maintained at RM2.50. — Bernama


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