Malay Consumers Association of Malaysia - president Che Hassan Che Johan:

‘Authorities should control durian prices to counter bad produce’

Malay Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPMM) president Che Hassan Che Johan has had enough of overpriced sub-par durians and is now urging the authorities to intervene and set a price ceiling for durian clones.

Che Hassan highlighted how expensive durians can be, and how disappointed customers would feel after spending what little money they had on a durian to feast with their families, only to find unripe, rotten, or tasteless pieces of durian, instead of the golden creamy flesh they were promised.

He explained that price ceilings for durians should be set according to its grade and action should be taken against traders who sell higher than the set price instead. He was commenting on the price of durians when he was asked to comment on a report about how some durian vendors were pricing durians based on the type of car the customer arrived in.

According to¸ he also advised customers to bring their own containers and asking the vendors to open the fruits on-site to ensure that they weren’t tricked into buying inedible ones.

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