Durian sellers in Perak have been fined for using unauthorised weighing scales; according to New Straits Times, the state Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) issued fines to twelve individuals for failing to have calibrated scales at their premises.
The sellers were fined at different locations including Teluk Intan, Kuala Kangsar, Parit Buntar, Taiping, and Ipoh.
Perak KPDNHEP director Saifullizan Kamarul Zaman stated: "All of the sellers were found guilty of this offence during an inspection of durian stalls around Perak on the first day of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), yesterday, 11 June."
He also explained that although the ministry does not regulate prices for durian commodities, traders are obliged to comply with the law enforced in terms of displaying their prices. "In addition, sellers must also ensure that they use weighing scales and measuring equipment that is authorised and still valid," he said.
Saifullizan urged consumers to exercise their rights and to spend wisely during the RMCO period so they can avoid being manipulated by sellers.