Eleven compounds and warnings were issued to businesses in September for offences under the Price Control Act, Chapter 142.
Three companies were fined $500 each for selling items exceeding the set maximum price – Seri Yasra Enterprise, Aprina Supermarket and Seri Shauja Trading. Meanwhile, Shahi Jaya Sdn Bhd failed to display price tags and was fined $500.
Seven other retailers were given warnings for failure to display price tags and indicating prices not consistently recorded in their payment system.
These were found during an inspection by Department of Statistics and Economic Planning (DEPS) for businesses based in Kampong Jangsak, Kampong Tungku, Jalan Kumbang Pasang and Bandar Seri Begawan.
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.
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