Kedai Rosak 1 Malaysia

How can they be let off scot free?I had just read an article in TheSun while having breakfast this morning on how the companies involved in the Kedai Rakyat 1 Malaysia (KR1M) scandal are getting off scot free. I almost spit out my Milo panas kurang manis as I was reading the article.

As quoted by the article,

…the decision not to charge KR1M has riled the Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations (Fomca), whose president Datuk Marimuthu Nadason berated the ministry for its lack of action. “Shame on the Health Ministry for not taking firm action. The law is the law. There can be no double-standards (in this matter). Our food regulations are some of the best in Asia but if they look good only on paper, without implementation, you might as well disregard them,” he said.

The issue is not just that of a simple mislabelling – at the very least it is a gross misrepresentation and possibly even bordering on fraud with very real consequences.

How about the E-coli? I don’t see how the Ministry of Health can sit quiet on this matter. It’s the lives of our children that are in danger.

…the Health Ministry ordered 13 KR1M branded products – fresh milk, sweetened condensed creamer, condensed milk, oyster-flavoured sauce, fruit jam, canned chicken curry, mango cordial, ghee compounds, peanuts, peanut butter and sardines – removed from the shelves for relabelling. It also confirmed that the KR1M fresh milk tested positive for E. coli bacteria contamination, a strain of bacteria which cause food poisoning.

WTF?!

My biggest bug with this issue is that the 1Malaysia brand is being brought to disrepute by dishonest businessmen. Things are made worse by the fact that these stores are subsidised by the tax-payer. I would have thought that the government would have found someone more ethical and responsible to run their flagship stores.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

2 thoughts on “Kedai Rosak 1 Malaysia”

  1. Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) sebanyak RM500 adalah penipuan kerajaan untuk menuntut cukai berpanjangan

    Saya adalah orang yang terlibat dengan perancangan LHDN.

    Wang RM500 diberikan akan ditambahkan ke dalam gaji orang yang menerima.
    Sebagai contoh, jika pendapatan RM2100, maka setelah menerima bantuan ini, gajinya akan menjadi RM2600.

    Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia sebanyak RM500 tersebut akan diberikan cuma sekali sahaja.
    Tujuan kerajaan memberikan RM500 adalah supaya orang yang bergaji rendah turut perlu membayar cukai pendapatan.
    Gaji minimum yang dimestikan membayar cukai pendapatan adalah RM2500 sebulan.

    LHDN di bawah arahan kerajaan akan memilih orang yang boleh dinaikkan gajinya menjadi sekurang-kurangnya RM2500 sebulan.
    Dalam kata lain, kerajaan akan memberikan bantuan kepada orang yang bergaji bulanan antara RM2000 sehingga RM2499
    Walaupun cuma sekali sahaja seseorang itu mendapat gaji RM2500 sebulan, kerajaan akan cuba menuntut cukai pendapatan seumur hidup!
    Jika gaji bulanan anda cuma RM1500 sebulan jangan haraplah akan mendapat bantuan ini.

    Saya sebagai “orang dalam” turut berasa bersalah.

    1. Rasa macam tak munasabah lah.

      Sebab walaupun gajinya mencecah RM2500, dia hanya perlu membayar cukai minima sekali sahaja mengikut jadual PCB. Bagaimana pula kerajaan nak tuntut cukai seumur hidup?

      Jika terpaksa bayar pun, dia boleh menuntut balik pada hujung tahun kerana terlebih bayar cukai. LHDN pun terpaksa memulangkan bayaran cukai dia kerana bayaran cukai adalah berdasarkan pendapatan tahunan walaupun PCB adalah mengikut pendapatan bulanan.

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