LANGKAWI: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) has issued a notice to a floating restaurant operator here to explain the reasons behind the high prices charged at his premises.
Kedah KPDNKK Anti-Profiteering Unit chief, Ariffin Muslim today said the notice under Section 21 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 was issued during an inspection on the premises last Saturday.
“With this notice, the restaurant operator is given seven days to provide an explanation on the prices charged for food and beverages sold there,” he told reporters here.
He was responding to a complaint made by a local Perak tourist on Facebook recently, claiming that he was charged exorbitantly for a meal at the restaurant.
The customer claimed that he was charged RM1,131 for the food served which included four-kilogramme of tiger grouper fish dish, prawns and squids, when he dined there with 18 family members.