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By William Isau
SIBU, Feb 23: The Malaysian Family Sales Programme (PJKM) has been extended to Sibu and Kanowit where daily necessities are offered at prices up to 20 per cent cheaper than local market prices.
The programme was officially launched by Prime Minister Dato Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on December 2 last year.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) Sibu chief, Kelyn Bolhassan in a statement today disclosed that in Sibu, the participating outlet was Sing Kwong Shopping Complex, Jalan Salim from February 12 to 13.
He said the next event will be in Kanowit at Nam Leong Department Store from February 26 to 27.
“The programme has been implemented at the State level in an effort to help the people reduce the cost of living following the increase in the price of daily necessities at this time. It provides opportunities for locals to enjoy daily necessities offered at prices up to 20 per cent cheaper than the local market price,” he said.
Kelyn revealed consumer response to the programme at Sing Kwong was very encouraging with the number of visitors estimated to be 5,936 people while sales reached RM 119,228.22.
“From the feedback received, most people welcomed and asked for this PJKM to be implemented periodically as well as acknowledging that the prices offered can alleviate the cost burden for the purchase of daily necessities,” he said.
He urged the public to seize the opportunity to buy daily necessities to enjoy greater savings. — DayakDaily