In the past four days, the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry has examined 5,673 retailers in preparation of Ramadhan.
The ministry carrying out activities in its effort to safeguard consumers from profiteering during the fasting month.
During the inspection that started on Monday, six cases of profiteering were identified by the enforcement team, said Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.
“We confiscated goods which came up to RM472. We will take action even if it involves just a small amount,” he said.
“Consumers can rest assured that our officers are working hard to ensure that traders follow the rules,” he was quoted by the English daily, The Star.
There are 10 items, which include chicken eggs (grades A, B and C), mung beans, whole and grated coconut, fine and coarse sugar and wheat flour, in the Festive Season Price Control Scheme, that will end on May 31, 2017.
The items on the controlled price list are only allowed to be sold no higher than the ceiling price set by the government.
These items will be identified with pink-coloured price tags to set them apart from other goods.