By Sheeda Fathil
SHAH ALAM, Dec 10 — The Selangor government will look into the need to add more goods into the Keluarga Malaysia Maximum Price Scheme (SHMKM) list before bringing up the proposal to the Federal government.
State executive councillor for consumer affairs said the selection of goods will be on items with the highest demand from consumers based on monitoring by the Selangor’s Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP).
“We will monitor products that are in high demand with consumers and if the price is found to be out of control, then we will include it in the list.
“This matter will be proposed by (state) KPDNHEP to the Federal government,” said Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni after launching the Halal Suri Darul Ehsan initiative here yesterday.
He said they are also considering extending the duration of the price control scheme based on the current situation besides urging the people to complain to KPDNHEP if there was an excessive increase in prices.
“We will see (the need for) it from time to time, especially during the festive season and school holidays because the demand for food products and necessities at that time is quite high,” he said.
On Tuesday, the government announced the implementation of SHMKM nationwide until December 31 to stabilise the prices of essential goods and ensure adequate supply in the market.
Among the items listed are live chicken, standard chicken, super chicken, grade A, B and C chicken eggs, long beans, red chillies, tomatoes, green mustard, imported round cabbage (from Indonesia and China) and cucumbers.