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King calls on Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to intensify efforts to protect people’s well-being

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KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has called on the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) to intensify efforts to protect people’s well-being, especially on issues related to with food security and cost of living.

His Majesty said that increased efforts were needed to prevent a small group of merchants from making unreasonable profits, as such action, if left unchecked, could cause inflation which in turn would affect the cost of living.

“Efforts must be stepped up to protect people from fraud, halal and weights and measures issues, including investigation of all public complaints,” Her Majesty said at the Compliance Division’s Golden Jubilee banquet. KPDNHEP here on Thursday (Aug 25) night.

Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah also participated in the event. Minister for Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, his deputy Datuk Rosol Wahid and Chief Government Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali were also present.

The King said that attention should be paid to actions to combat the misappropriation and smuggling of controlled goods as well as subsidized items, in addition to the ministry also continuing to find opportunities to increase the contribution to gross domestic product (GDP).

His Majesty said that the well-being of the people and efforts to maintain national economic growth must continue to be strengthened.

Al-Sultan Abdullah said that the enforcement division of KPDNHEP, which was established on April 17, 1972, was dedicated to ensuring the sufficient supply of food and basic necessities in the market, while its participation in the Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation today also contributed to the stability of prices of essential goods.

“When the country was dealing with Covid-19, many were unaware that this compliance division also played a role in safeguarding people’s well-being.

“As unsung heroes, they have been in the field every day to ensure compliance with the law in the trade and distribution sector,” Her Majesty said.

In addition, the King said that the team had also taken proactive measures to secure the supply and price of self-test kits and face masks, as well as to control the price of the Covid-19 vaccine and various daily necessities.

Through the contribution of the enforcement division, Al-Sultan Abdullah said that the country managed to remain competitive and also contributed to the economic recovery of the nation.

His Majesty said that the fulfillment division has provided the best service to the people and the country, being the team responsible for the welfare and prosperity of nearly 32 million Malaysian consumers.

“So please carry out this responsibility honestly and confidently so that domestic commerce remains buoyant and consumers are always protected.

“Raja Permaisuri Agong and I pray that the enforcement division and this ministry will always be protected by Allah Subhanahu wata’ala to carry out the task of protecting people and ensuring that the national economy continues to grow rapidly,” said Al- Sultan. Abdullah.- Bernama


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Anwar to meet govt depts, agencies to focus on cost of living issues on Nov 27

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will hold a meeting with government departments and agencies in Putrajaya on Sunday (November 27) that will focus on cost of living issues affecting people.

“Tonight, we held a prayer session with parishioners and friends in Sungai Long.

“Tomorrow morning at 11am there will be a meeting with government departments and agencies in Putrajaya that will focus on the cost of living issues that are burdening the people,” he said in a post on his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Saturday. (November 26).

Anwar is scheduled to attend the 2022 National Cost of Living Action Council special meeting at 11am on Sunday in Perdana Putra, Putrajaya. – Bernama


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Football: Malaysia Cup 2022: JDT take trophy after downing Red Giants 2-1

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PETALING JAYA: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) has become the 2022 Malaysia Cup champion after beating Selangor 2-1 in the final held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday (November 26).

JDT and the Red Giants were tied 1–1 at halftime before JDT’s Fernando Forestieri scored the game-winner in the 59th minute.

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I was just there to see my friends, says Ismail Sabri rubbishing talk of meeting between BN, PAS leaders

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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob says he was at a country club in Petaling Jaya for a farewell party for former employees of the Prime Minister’s Department on Friday (November 25).

The former prime minister strongly denied that it was said he was at the club for a closed-door meeting between Barisan Nasional and PAS leaders, Sinar Harian reported.

Ismail, Umno’s vice president, said he would only meet friends for a farewell ceremony.

READ ALSO: Dr Wee refutes claims that he attended a discussion with Umno and PAS leaders

“These (rumors) are malicious slander meant to tarnish my name. Nowadays, I can’t even meet my friends,” he told the Malaysiakini online news portal.

Talk about a meeting at the club had gone viral on social media after photos of various politicians arriving at the club were posted online.

Ismail added that it was unfair for certain quarters to label him a “traitor” for meeting with PAS leaders, however BN leaders who met with their Pakatan Harapan counterparts earlier this week were branded as “heroes”. .

The viral post lists Ismail, former Umno General Secretary Tan Sri Annuar Musa, PAS General Secretary Takiyuddin Hassan, MCA President Datuk Dr. Seri Wee Ka Siong and former Putrajaya Umno Deputy Director Datuk Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz, among those who attended the meeting. .

Earlier, Dr. Wee said in a Facebook post that he had been to the club after receiving an invitation from two businessmen.

“It was to have dim sum for brunch at a restaurant located in the country club.

“When I arrived, I met former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who was in the cafeteria next to the restaurant.

“I greeted him before my friends arrived. When they (my friends) arrived, I went directly to the aforementioned restaurant for lunch,” he said, adding that he was hurt by the slanderous accusations.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri also denied that Barisan General Treasurer Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was present at the farewell ceremony.

Sinar Harian reported that Ismail Sabri also said that other Umno leaders such as Khairy Jamaluddin were also slandered for going against party chairman Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“Right now, because they want to support other people to form a government and appoint someone to be prime minister, the Umno leaders are slandering each other and dividing the party,” he said.


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