GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia - It was win some, lose some for the durian sellers in Macalister Road who were caught in a social media storm for selling three durians at almost RM1,000 (S$331.26).
The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, after an investigation, found that the traders had sold the durians at market prices and there was no profiteering.
But the sellers were slapped with two compounds of RM2,000 in total - for misleading pricing and not displaying prices in the national language.
The ministry's Penang enforcement chief Chin Ching Chung said the pricing of the three durian was investigated under Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Mechanism to determine unreasonably high profit for goods) Regulations 2016.
"A notice was issued to the two individuals to disclose information to us to determine whether there was profiteering.
"We then used the pricing mechanism for our investigation. [...]
Retailer Mobile2Go is now offering an import set of OnePlus 7 that comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage for less than RM2,000. — SoyaCincau pic
KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — If you’re looking for a Snapdragon 855 powered flagship smartphone with loads of storage, here’s an interesting offer for the OnePlus 7. Retailer Mobile2Go is now offering an import set that comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage for less than RM2,000. The flagship smartphone in Mirror Grey is going for RM1,999 while the Amber Red version is priced at RM2,099. Do note that these aren’t official OnePlus Malaysia sets but retailer Mobile2Go is offering 2-years in-house warranty for these devices.The flagship smartphone in Mirror Grey is going for RM1,999 while the Amber Red version is priced at RM2,099. Do note that these aren’t official OnePlus Malaysia sets but retailer Mobile2Go is offering 2-years in-house warranty for these devices.The OnePlus 7 is the standard version of the OnePlus 7 Pro. It comes with a 6.41″ Full HD+ AMOLED display that comes with a tiny notch. There’s no fancy 90Hz refresh rate but it still comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.In the imaging department, it gets a dual-camera setup consisting of a 48MP f/1.7 main camera and a secondary 5MP shooter for depth effects. For selfies, it gets a 16MP f/2.0 front camera. Powering the device is a 3,700mAh battery that supports 20W fast charging via USB-C. If you’re interested, you can check out your nearest Mobile2Go outlet or check out their online store. — SoyaCincau [...]
SAM president Meenakshi Raman said the fine was way too low and does not commensurate with the dangers it posed to the environment and the communities living nearby. — Picture by KE Ooi
GEORGE TOWN, June 20 — The RM2,000 fine imposed on a landowner for illegal dumping was a mere slap on the wrist compared to the environmental damage and the dangers it caused, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) said today.SAM president Meenakshi Raman said the fine was way too low and does not commensurate with the dangers it posed to the environment and the communities living nearby.“Prosecuting the offender with the municipal bylaws is the wrong way to go as the punishment imposed is too paltry for an offence like this,” she said when commenting on the fine meted out on a landowner in Bukit Mertajam today.She said there are other laws that could be used to carry higher sentences such as the Environmental Quality Act 1974 which should be taken by the Department of Environment (DoE) instead of the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP)Section 24 of the act stipulated that no person shall pollute any soil or surface of any land failing which they can be fined of up to RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both and a further fine not exceeding RM1,000 a day for every day the offence is continued after a notice requiring him to cease the action that contravened the law.“It is time that these types of environmental crimes should be taken more seriously. Otherwise offenders get away with light sentences,” she said.According to a MPSP statement issued today, the landowner of a 6ha piece of land that was used as an illegal dumpsite pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal dumping under the Collection, Dumping and Disposal of Waste Bylaw (MPSP) 1994.The maximum penalty under the bylaw is RM2,000 and MPSP said it would charge the same landowner with another offence of allowing the land to be turned into dumping ground, causing nuisance and turning it into a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes.“We would push for a maximum RM1,000 fine on the owner in court and the Magistrate can also issue a Nuisance Order under the same bylaw,” it said in its statement.The illegal dumpsite, filled with municipal waste and rejected okra powder from China, was uncovered on a piece of land inside an oil palm estate in Machang Bubok back in March this year.According to MPSP, a sawmill factory next to the dumping ground was charged for violating the Licencing Fees Bylaw (MPSP) 1980 as it was operating without a valid license.The company owner pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined the maximum of RM2,000.MPSP President Datuk Rozali Mohamud, when contacted, said the council is still collecting more evidence to charge the landowner and company owner under other laws with heavier penalties. [...]
KUALA LUMPUR: Crude palm oil (CPO) futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely to trade between RM2,000 and RM2,050 a tonne next week on demand from China, India, Pakistan and the Middle East, said a dealer [...]
KUALA LUMPUR: Crude palm oil (CPO) futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives are likely to trade between RM2,000 and RM2,050 a tonne next week on demand from China, India, Pakistan and the Middle East, said a dealer. [...]