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Covid-19: Hospital fined RM200,000 for overpriced face masks

A woman wearing protective face mask to avoid coronavirus infection.

TheMole
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KUALA LUMPUR — May 23, 2020: A private hospital has been issued with a RM200,000 compound for profiteering on face masks by charging RM11.20 for a three-ply mask which has a government ceiling price of RM1.50.

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry was quoted by NST Online today as saying that the hospital is required to pay the compound by the May 27, failing which legal action will be taken.

Those who want to channel information about suspicious activities related to the sale of goods as well as profiteering may do so at the ministry’s e-complaint portal http://eaduan.kpdnhep.gov.my, its hotline at 1 800 886 800, email e-aduan@kpdnhep.gov.my and the Ez Adu KPDNHEP application.

They may also call the ministry’s enforcement operations at 03-8882 6088/6245 or WhatsaApp 019- 279 4317.

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