KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Muslim Consumers
Association (PPIM), along with 20 other non-governmental organisations,
are calling on people to boycott all brands of 500ml bottled mineral
water which are priced above RM1.
PPIM chief activist Datuk Nadzim Johan said it was proposed for the
boycott to be done over a time span of three months starting today.
“We chose to boycott mineral water because it is being sold at an
unreasonable price, especially at food outlets. In some places, it is
being priced at RM3.50 per bottle compared to the normal price of RM1.
“The price of that bottled water is higher than the new price of a litre of petrol.
“The cost for that 500ml of bottled mineral water is just about 50
sen and after taking into account the 70% profit, it should be sold at a
price not more than RM1,” he told a press conference today.
Nadzim said the controversy concerning the unchanged prices of goods
despite the drop in oil price was not merely caused by traders’
reluctance to reduce the
prices, but also by consumers’ attitude and ignorance about the prices of goods in the market.
“This attitude must change and consumers must pay attention and make
comparison of the prices of goods in the market,” he said. – Bernama
Credit : http://www.thesundaily.my/node/294524