Its minister Datuk Hasan Malek said the ministry was stepping up operations across the country to catch traders who cheat and those taking advantage to rack up excessive profits after the implementation of the GST.
"In the second phase of 'Ops Catut' (the ministry's anti-profiteering operation), it has shown that we have not only taken action in terms of issuing fines and so on, but we've brought cases to a special court that has been set up for this. And as of today, nine cases were brought to court, and out of them, four of those
"This court imposes penalties of between RM40
Hasan said his ministry also encouraged people to complain directly to the
He added that fraud occurred at all levels of business, whether by manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers or small businesses such as retailers.
In the meantime, he said a total of 424,166 routine inspections had been carried out nationwide and from the total, Sabah recorded the highest number of inspections
Meanwhile, Kelantan recorded the highest number of notices issued in the second phase of the operations, with 227.