Seven businesses were issued with compounds for offences under the Price Control Act, Chapter 142.
Sinar Cahaya Nabilah Enterprise, Al-Muhamadiyah Enterprise and Syarikat Affinna Mini Mart were fined $500 each for selling items exceeding the set maximum price.
Smart (B) Supa Save and Metro Fresh Mart were fined $500 each while Fairosdin Sdn Bhd and Faizee Trading Co were fined $700 and $1,000, respectively, for failing to display price tags.
These offences were found during an inspection by Department of Statistics and Economic Planning (DEPS) in June for businesses based in Lumapas, Masin, Pintu Malim, Seria, Mulaut, Kuala Belait and Rimba.
From early to mid-June, three warnings have been issued to three businesses for several offences under the Act, including selling cooking oil exceeding the maximum set price and displaying price tags not consistent recorded in their payment system.
Businesses are advised to check and update prices, especially on price-controlled items and to always display price tags.
Complying with the Price Control Act and the regulations under it ensures fair and ethical trading practices for a conducive business environment in the country.
Furthermore, businesses must ensure all weighing and measuring devices are valid, accurate and registered with SDT.
For complaints and enquiries, members of the public can contact DEPS’ Consumer Affairs at Talian Darussalam TD123, the ‘PenggunaBijak’ mobile app or email to email@example.com; and SDT Unit SDT at 2334092 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN