Saturday, January 23

Price control program goes on despite report against ministry


KOTA KINABALU: The Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme (SHMMP) show goes on despite Sabah Pakatan Harapan Youth chief Raymond Ahuar’s Malaysian Anticorruption Commission (MACC) report against the State Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP), said its state director Georgie Abas.

Georgie said, as announced by federal Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng during the budget speech, the program will go on “especially in Sabah and Sarawak” with the allocation of RM150 million.

“(We are) just waiting for a latest letter of acceptance from HQ (headquarters) to the transporters,” he said briefly when met at the Sabah level Festive Season Maximum Price Control Scheme for the Christmas celebrations launch at Everrise Supermarket in Imago Shopping Mall here yesterday.

Raymond lodged a report with MACC against the Sabah KPDNHEP here on Friday, claiming discrepancies on the granting and payment of petrol and diesel subsidies in the interior.

He alleged dubious and unreasonable cases that have been detected which were seen as an abuse of power by some individuals within the ministry.

Raymond also claimed that he had done an investigation on the matter and found out that the subsidies on petrol and diesel, especially in Pagalungan and Pensiangan had been terminated on November, which should have ended on December 31.