Thursday, August 13

Traders warned of stern action for using modified, unapproved weighing machines

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Joe (centre) conducts checks at Tamu Muhibbah.

MIRI: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) branch here warns traders that stern action would be taken against them if they use weighing equipment which have been modified or have not been approved.

In giving this reminder, its Miri branch head Joe Azmi Jamil said they would be charged under Weights and Measures Act 1972.

“KPDNHEP warns traders who sell fruits and other goods by the weight to always comply with the Weights and Measures Act 1972.

“Traders must ensure that the weighing equipment such as weighing scales used are verified before use, and they must not make any modifications to them,” he said in a statement yesterday.

“The ministry will impose a compound of RM1,000 on traders who fail to comply,” he added.