On 24 November 2017, The Association for Consumer Protection
Malaysia (PPPM) held a national committee meeting at Syuen Hotel, in Ipoh, Perak.
They were also invited by the Ministry of Domestic Trade (KPDNKK) to attend the
2017 Mega Sales Carnival (Karnival Jualan Mega 2017) held the next day.
Founded in 2009, PPPM is a non-government organisation open
to all Malaysians above the age of 18. Its purpose is to protect Malaysian
consumers, listen to their complaints, assist the government in monitoring the
markets, and act as the bridge between consumers and the government. It has
branches across Malaysia, in Perak, Johor, Selangor, and Pahang. PPPM’s
chairperson is its founder, Dato’ Mohd Firdaus Abdullah.
On 3 November, PPPM had its annual members’ meeting, where
chairperson and members from branches around Malaysia met to discuss the
On 24 November, another national committee meeting was held.
The agenda this time was to gather all state representatives for a dialogue
about consumer rights. In this meeting, delegates discussed PPPM’s future
position, new roles, innovations, and ways to improve the credibility, and influence
of the organisation to elevate consumers’ protection in Malaysia.
In the meeting, extensive reports were presented by
delegates concerning pressing issues such as competition strategy,
globalisation, e-commerce, the improvement of consumer protection and updates
about each branch and department’s work.
Chairperson Dato’ Mohd Firdaus Abdullah also shared key
achievements of PPPM since its founding, and its vision for the future.
Dato’ shares that as globalisation progresses, listening to
consumer complaints and improving transparency in consumer protection are the
main goals of PPPM moving forward.
After the national committee meeting on 24 November, PPPM
was also invited by the Ministry of Domestic Trade (KPDNKK) to attend the 2017
Mega Sales Carnival (Karnival Jualan Mega 2017) held on 25 November.
The main goal of said carnival is to allow consumers to
purchase goods at reasonable prices while stimulating the national economy. The
Ministry of Domestic Trade also hopes to introduce PPPM to more consumers
through the carnival, improving consumer rights awareness.
The Mega Sales Carnival was held in 2016 in Johor Bahru, and
generated RM11 million in sales volume, successfully giving a boost to the
This time, the carnival is held in conjunction with the
Perak Tourism Year, introducing the state of Perak to Malaysians through the
event. Vendors and businesses from around Malaysia would gather in Perak to
offer the best deals to consumers.
PPPM fully supports this carnival, and wishes to introduce
itself to the public as a non-profit organisation that fights for the welfare
The 2017 Mega Sales Carnival (Karnival Jualan Mega 2017)
opening ceremony was officiated by Minister Of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism Dato' Seri Hamzah Bin Zainudin and Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato' Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.