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Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (centre) speaking to the press when met at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1, Sepang, on May 2, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Workshops must display mechanics’ names, qualifications under new regulations

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Workshop operators now need to display a list stating the mechanics’ names and qualifications that consumers can view to help them obtain proper information to select workshops with qualified mechanics.

Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said that the condition was one of several improvements in the Consumer Protection (Workshops Information Disclosure) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 that took effect nationwide on July 1.

He added that the move would encourage workshop owners to either hire qualified mechanics or help their mechanics to obtain proper qualifications.

“Operators also need to state clearly the category of spare parts being used, whether they are new, used or reconditioned to ensure consumers know what is being used to repair or modify their vehicle,” he said in a statement last night.

Enforcement of the amendment, which was gazetted on June 22, 2022, after a series of engagements with industry players, had been postponed for a year from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2023, to allow those affected to prepare for the changes, he said.

“The postponement period for the enforcement of the Consumer Protection (Workshops Information Disclosure) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 ended on June 30, 2023, and it is in full effect nationwide as of July 1, 2023.

“Action can be taken for any breach of the regulations as stipulated under the Consumer Protection Act 1999 (Act 599),” he added.

— Bernama

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