LARUT, Oct 15 2016 : The strategic partner of the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) or known as Friends of KPDNKK will be registered as an organisation by the end of this year.
Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said the move was part of his ministry’s efforts to ensure the volunteer group could play its role, including in monitoring the prices of goods effectively.
“The move is aimed at making the Friends of KPDNKK function in a more comprehensive way and has the power to carry out multiple tasks in helping the ministry.
“They have become the eyes and ears of KPDNKK as the ministry has many acts that should be regulated,” he told reporters after officiating the Pre-Franchise Business Opportunities seminar, held in conjunction with the Larut Raft Festival 2016 here today.
Hamzah said although the ministry had about 2,500 enforcers, the number was still insufficient to regulate various acts under the ministry.
As such, he said Friends of KPDNKK played an indispensable role not only in terms of enforcement, but also to fend off any allegations involving the ministry. – Bernama