Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Hefty Fine

Recently a coffee-shop owner was fined by thr Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumers' Affairs a whopping RM22,500 for charging exorbitantly for milo drink at RM1.80 per glass.

The penalty may seem to be severe and not justifiable, but I am of the opinion that it is high time for the authority to clamp on pricing abuses on consumer items.

I recall a few cases of cut-throat charging for foods by strategically located eateries (later on branded as "black shops"). Just imagine if our dear tourists fall victims to these unscrupulous profiteers, how much harm it would do to our efforts to promote Malaysia as a tourist destination.

Let's give a big hand to the Ministry!

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