fomcaJuly 24, 2020 @ 12:12pm
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) supports the move to reduce the price of masks to encourage more people to wear them.

Fomca deputy president Mohd Yusof Abdul Rahman said this would prevent suppliers, wholesalers or traders from taking advantage of the pricing.

He said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry must monitor the price of face masks, as well as open up more channels for complaints by the public.

"There is a 15-day time frame until the enforcement period and the day the ceiling price is reduced. Many things could take place during that time.

"Consumers could check prices to ensure that they are not duped. They should channel their complaints to the authorities.

"We do not want to see any profiteering," he told Berita Harian. Yusof was commenting on the government's announcement that the use of masks would be made mandatory on public transport and crowded public areas from Aug 1.

The government yesterday announced that from the middle of next month, wholesale and retail prices of face mask would be cheaper by 30 sen per unit.