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More than 44 million face masks have been distributed to frontliners and households nationwide as of April 18, 2020. — File Picture

Pharmacy fined RM20,000 for profiteering

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — A pharmacy in Selayang, near Kuala Lumpur, was fined RM20,000 for selling face masks above the controlled price.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry Gombak branch chief enforcement officer Azli Aripin said the pharmacy was inspected at 6.30pm yesterday following public complaints.

He added that it was given 14 days to pay the compound fine.

“An enforcement officer disguised as a customer found the pharmacy was selling two-ply face masks at RM1 each when the controlled price is only 20 sen each,” he said in a statement.

He said about 45 units of face masks, valued at RM45, were seized.


— Bernama

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