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Profiteers Prosecuted in Malaysia

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What a quaint idea – prosecuting profiteers!  In the United States we would celebrate these guys as shrewd businessmen.

Complain Against Traders Profiteering From KR1M Goods Being Investigated
RAUB, Dec 31 (Bernama) — The Pahang Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Office (PPDNKK) is investigating a complaint that unscrupulous traders have been profiteering from Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KRI1M) by buying goods in bulk and repacking them to be sold at higher prices.
State Entrepreneur Cooperatives and Consumerism chairman Datuk Shahiruddin Ab Moin said the PPDNKK took a serious view of the unethical practice and if proven, stern action would be taken against the traders.
He said PPDNKK officers should go down on the ground more often to enlighten the public on its role and that of consumers in addressing profiteering by traders.

If you are wondering what KR1M goods are, you can read about them here.

Author: Daniela

I will forever be grateful that, early in life, I was introduced to the utility and beauty of hand crafted products - from the symbolic motifs sewn into the coarse linen fabric of Croatian traditional wear to the colorful Kilim carpets that decorated the parquet floors in my grandmother's living room. I treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," the smell of the flower stalls in the open air market where my grandmother bought produce early every morning for the day’s meals, and the summers spent at my great grandmother's where the village wags would come to gossip over thick, black Turkish coffee in the cool stone kitchen. Someone noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world - one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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