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HYPERMART SHOWS ACTIVIST THE DOOR FOR COMPARING PRICES PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sonia Ramachandran   
Friday, 24 April 2015 12:00

CONSUMERISM: Imagine yourself facing the ignominy of being chased out of a supermarket or a department store.

That’s exactly what happened to a leading consumer advocate who happens to head the largest federation of consumer organisations in the country when he was rudely chased out of a hypermarket recently.

Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) president Dr Marimuthu Nadason was enraged after he was evicted from the hypermarket’s premises for just doing what the government had advised consumers and consumer organisations to do – to check and compare prices.

On April 8, Marimuthu and 30 of his staff and over 30 media personnel went on a price checking spree after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax on April 1.

Marimuthu told Theantdaily that one of the outlets they went to was Tesco located in Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya.

“While we were checking prices, the Tesco staff started forcing us out. They said we did not have permission to be there.

“As a consumer, I have a right to go in there as we are purchasers. My staff bought items too,” said an irate Marimuthu.

He said that upon complaining to the Tesco management about the incident, they were told that it was a result of a “miscommunication”.

“What ‘miscommunication’ is there? We were just buying things and checking prices. We have a right to check prices.

“As a multinational company, they should have the same standards of conduct as their country of origin, the United Kingdom,” said Marimuthu.

He said that they were asked to leave the premises because Tesco was “afraid”.

“Only when you have something to hide will you be afraid. Otherwise why ask us to

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Fomca harap operasi banteras kereta klon ditingkat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 16:29

SHAH ALAM - Gabungan Persatuan-persatuan Pengguna (Fomca) menyambut baik tindakan tegas Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) dan Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) yang telah merampas dan menyita sebanyak 167 buah kenderaan klon bernilai lebih RM13 juta dalam operasi sejak lima bulan lepas. Presiden Fomca, Datuk N Marimuthu berkata, pihaknya berharap SPRM dan JPJ akan memperluaskan operasi mereka demi kepentingan rakyat khususnya pengguna jalan raya.

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MINGGU TANPA SKRIN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:26

21 April hingga 27 April ialah MINGGU TANPA SKRIN (sebelum ini dikenali sebagai Minggu Tidak Menonton Televisyen). Kempen secara tahunan yang telah dianjurkan semenjak 1995 ini, bertujuan untuk menggalakkan para ibu bapa dan anak-anak untuk menutup televisyen dan peralatan berskrin di rumah, dan seterusnya meluangkan masa tersebut dengan melakukan pelbagai perkara lain bersama-sama sebagai satu keluarga.

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TIADA CBP BAGI KELUARAN, JUALAN BALIK DANA UNIT AMANAH PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:26

SIBU, 21 April (Bernama) -- Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) hari ini menjelaskan bahawa pengeluaran atau jualan balik semua unit amanah kendaliannya adalah dikecualikan serta tidak tertakluk kepada Cukai Barang dan Perkhidmatan (CBP).

Ini sekaligus menjadikan pengeluaran dana unit amanahnya yang berharga tetap atau berubah harganya tidak dikenakan cukai enam peratus sebagaimana ditetapkan CBP.

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PERANAN IBU BAPA, GURU UNTUK MAJUKAN PELAJAR PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Monday, 20 April 2015 08:45

TAWAU - Ibu bapa dan guru perlu saling bertukar fikiran dan berkongsi maklumat relevan untuk menentukan hala tuju setiap pelajar, kata Menteri Belia dan Sukan Sabah Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan.

Beliau berkata, kerjasama kedua-dua pihak boleh direalisasikan menerusi Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru (PIBG) yang merupakan badan perhubungan antara guru dan ibu bapa mahupun komuniti luar sekolah.

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