PETALING JAYA: The Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations (Fomca) has called for consumer protection and welfare to be placed under the Prime Minister's Department.
Fomca said they were currently placed under the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry which could not provide an integrated approach as such problems normally involved multi-sectoral issues under several ministries.
Its president, Datuk Marimuthu Nadason, said: "Consumer-related issues need wide focus because they don't normally involve one ministry.
"It would be more effective if it was placed under the Prime Minister's Department."
Marimuthu said this after announcing Fomca's eight-point wish list for the 13th general election at his office in Sungai Way yesterday.