- The government has imposed price control on Covid-19 self-test kits, with retail prices capped at RM19.90 a unit.
- The ceiling prices will take effect starting from the 5th of September.
- Legal actions will be taken if anyone’s caught selling the test kits beyond the ceiling price.
- The public can also submit complaints against businesses through the Enforcement Command Centre (ECC) or mobile app Ez ADU.
Covid-19 Self-Test Kits Are Capped at RM19.90 Starting From September 5:
The government has recently announced that the maximum retail price of a Covid-19 self-test kit will be capped at RM19.90 per unit, with the wholesale price not more than RM16 a unit, effective from 5 September 2021.
In a joint statement, both Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said that the demand for these self-test kits is expected to increase following heightened public awareness on self-testing. The price control is imposed to ensure that they remain affordable for businesses and the public.
Nanta warned that legal actions will be taken against anyone who is caught defying the new regulation under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011.
Individuals found guilty may be fined up to RM100,000, or jailed up to three years, or both for the first offense. Companies will face a fine of up to RM500,000 for the first offense and RM1 million for subsequent offenses.
If you happen to see anyone selling Covid-19 self-test kits against the ceiling price, you may file a complaint to the Enforcement Command Centre (ECC) at 03-8882 6245/6088 or WhatsApp to 019-279 4317. Another way is to download the mobile app EZ ADU.
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Source: Free Malaysia Today
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