consumers to claim for any loss suffered in respect of any goods and services purchased in a less cumbersome & speedy manner & at minimal cost". However, the TPPM only assists in cases "where the total amount does not exceed RM25,000.00".
The types of claims that may be brought by the customer before the Tribunal are cases that arise from:
a) a false claim or misleading conduct, false representation or unfair practice.
b) safety of goods & services.
c) The right against a supplier in connection with any of the guarantees implied by the Act.
d) The right against a supplier in connection with any guarantee implied by the Act in relation to services.
e) The right against a manufacturer in connection with any express guarantee on supply of goods.
f) The right against a manufacturer in connection with any guarantee implied by the Act in respect of any goods.
CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY
"Any person who after 14 days fails to comply with an award made by the Tribunal commits and offence and shall on conviction:
a) be liable to a fine not exceeding 5,000 RM or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or both;
b) in the case of a continuing offence, the offender shall, in addition to the penalties above, be liable to a fine not exceeding 1,000RM for each day or part of a day during which the offence continues after conviction.