Four retail stores were issued compounds by the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (DEPS) for violating the Price Control Act, Chapter 142.
Halimon Trading Company, Hidayah Hania Enterprise, Inas Enterprise and Soon Kheng were charged a $500 fine for selling items more than the set maximum price under the act.
In March 2023, a total of eight warnings were issued including selling cooking oil more than maximum price and failing to display price tags on retail items such as eggs, vegetables, rice, frozen meat bones and flour.
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