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Minister warns traders against raising prices of goods

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi said his ministry has deployed more than one thousand officers to monitor the prices of 480 items across the country. Recently, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) raised concerns after it found that prices of some vegetables had increased by up to 200 percent in the past two weeks. CAP revealed that prices of sawi pendek (choy sum) have increased from RM3 per kg to RM9 per kg, a hike of 200 percent, broccoli from RM8 per kg to RM20 per kg, an increase of 150 percent and cauliflower from RM7 per kg to RM16 per kg, a hike of 100 percent.

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