: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry today listed 13 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme in conjunction with the Chinese New Year on Jan 28 and 29.
The items are live chicken, standard chicken, super chicken, eggs (Grade A, B and C), imported round cabbage, garlic, white pomfret, large prawns and pork.
Its minister, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said the price control scheme would be effective for 12 days, starting Jan 23 including the festival days.
The move meant to control the prices of the items for the benefit of consumers and traders within the distribution cycle climate.
“Traders are required to sell the 13 items at below the maximum price with the special pink price tag to differentiate them from other goods,” said Hamzah, at a media conference to announce the new list of prices of goods here today.
The festival price control scheme involved 89 districts in the Peninsula, 32 districts in Sarawak, 27 districts in Sabah and one district in Labuan.
Hamzah said, the scheme was implemented so that consumers could obtain the essential goods during the festive season at affordable price tags and to prevent hefty price increases.