(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
I AM perplexed at the decision of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs not to proceed with its earlier proposal to put a ceiling price on CDs and VCDs. After so much fanfare over studies and endless meetings, to come up with such a decision is really an anti-climax.
There goes a meaningful effort that could at least help to discourage the public from patronising the pirates. With reasonable pricing, most people will not look for the pirates when buying CDs or VCDs.
I can understand the need to protect the local music and film industry, but I don't see the rationale for …