ALOR SETAR: Tourists were shocked to pay RM4 for a piece of regular roti canai at a stall in Langkawi recently, Utusan Malaysia reported.
According to the national media, Secretary of the Kedah Consumers Association (Cake), Mohamad Yusrizal Yusoff said, after the incident where the price of a sea bass was more than RM1,000, now his party has received complaints of expensive roti canai on the island.
He said the complainant claimed that the roti canai stall located by the roadside charged RM4 for a piece of ordinary roti canai.
“Although we are aware that the price of goods and raw materials is expensive now, the price charged by the stall owners does not make sense,” he told Utusan when contacted today.
According to him, the issue of traders charging tourists so expensive has long occurred on the resort island, especially during the holiday season.
“From the beginning, food traders in Langkawi will sell at high prices if the tourist season arrives and it was questioned again after the opening of the tourism wave last September.
“Therefore, we ask the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Kedah to always make inspections at premises and food stalls that take the opportunity to raise food prices too high,” he said.
He added that over the past two weeks, more than 100 consumer complaints have been received regarding the increase in food and raw material prices in the state. I advise food traders not to charge prices that burden consumers other than putting price tags so that consumers can make a choice before ordering food, ”he said.