Five retail stores were issued compounds totaling $2,900 by the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (DEPS) for violating the Price Control Act, Chapter 142.
Syarikat Nur Mohamad Asli and Ya Nur Trading Company were charged a $700 fine for selling cooking oil more than the set maximum price and the failure to display price tags, respectively.
Meanwhile, Premier Link Trading Company, Sim Kim Huat Trading Company and Biolab Plus Company @ Melvida were fined $500 each for displaying price tags not consistent with prices recorded in their payment system.
DEPS advised businesses to comply with the Price Control Act and the regulations under it to ensure fair and ethical trading practices for a conducive business environment in the country.
The department expressed its appreciation to consumers for submitting reports with evidence such as receipts and pictures via their official channels ‘PenggunaBijak’ mobile app; Talian Darussalam hotline 123; and email email@example.com.
Members of the public as consumers can make price comparisons via functions provided in the mobile app for the better purchase value.
The ‘PenggunaBijak’ mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN