PRICE OF CERTAIN FOOD ITEMS INCREASE WITH APPROACHING FESTIVE SEASON

A survey carried out by CAP over the past few days has shown a significant increase in the price of Red Chilli, Long Beans, Lady’s Finger, Tomato and Beans. The prices have increased from between 20% to 70%. With Chinese New Year around the corner, the above mentioned items will be in even greater demand. Some …

Food Outlets That Charge For Plain Water Are Totally Unjustified!!

According to a survey carried out by the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP)  the price of plain water sold at food outlets such as restaurants and food stalls are exorbitant. The price survey at restaurants and food stalls in Penang found that the traders were selling a glass of warm water for RM 0.40 to …

83,233% profit for a 300ml glass of water?

The Consumers Association of Penang calls on the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism to immediately enforce the Price Control and Anti Profiteering Act 2011 on shops, restaurants and coffee shops who are charging exorbitantly for drinking water. The Ministry should not wait for consumers to report being overcharged but use its powers under the Act to take action against the unscrupulous parties.