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Annuar Musa: ‘Keluarga Malaysia Cheap Sale’ to be held starting August to help combat inflation

The ‘Keluarga Malaysia Cheap Sale’ programme will be held starting next month until the end of the year, says Jihad Against Inflation Special Task Force chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

Under this programme, essential items will be sold at even lower prices compared to the Keluarga Malaysia Sales Programme (PJKM) that was introduced earlier.

Annuar said the sales programme, which will involve 5 ministries, will be expanded to 613 areas nationwide, compared to 222 before this.

Source: Bernama

The other ministries that will join the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) in the implementation of the programme include the Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry, Rural Development Ministry, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry and Federal Territories Ministry.

“And if previously it (PJKM) was held twice a month, this time it will be held 4 times a month involving 2,400 selected premises,” he said, reported Bernama.

Source: The Sun Daily

Annuar said the programme will focus on the sale of essential food items such as eggs, chicken and cooking oil and are priced about 20% below the market price.

At the same time, he also said the programme was expanded to more shops or smaller premises, including cooperative-owned shops, and it would involve the participation of local leaders, including elected representatives, who will help choose locations and also in the publicity of the programme.

“We expect that within 5 months of implementation, it will involve an allocation of RM80 million and it is the hope of this special task force that more premises and traders are ready to provide cheaper prices for the people,” he said.

Annuar then elaborated on the success of PJKM phase 1, saying more than 2,000 programmes were implemented involving an expenditure of RM12 million.

“The pressure of prices of goods is the reality that we are now dealing with, so we are thinking how this sales programme can be introduced more widely and effectively,” he said.

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