The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister (KPDNHEP) has not received any complaints on the increase in fish prices in the market.
However, its minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the ministry was aware of the rise in fish prices, which was attributed to the ongoing monsoon season.
“Fish prices are going up in some places and this usually happens at the end of the year during monsoon season, causing lesser fresh catch.
“If any complaint is lodged with us, we will investigate the matter.
“If there are elements of profiteering, we have an Act (the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011), but perhaps (the price increase) may be due to lack of supply, which is normal.
“(But) so far, no official complaints have been received by the ministry, and the matter was only reported in the news,” he told a press conference after the ministry’s Majlis Aspirasi Tahun Baharu 2022.