Call to boycott 500ml mineral water bottles

06 Feb 2015 / 00:14 H.

    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

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