Mydin to set up special lane for elderly, persons with special needs and pregnant women

From left: Noriah, Rosey, Wira, Fatimah, Mydin executive director Datin Wira Dr Hajah Siti Hawa Mohd, Mohamad Razi and Sam pose for a group photo at the event.

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, March 29: A special lane will be set up in Mydin hypermarkets to cater for senior citizens, persons with special needs (OKU), and pregnant women.

Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said she had initially proposed the idea to Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Wira Ameer Ali Mydin earlier today.

The latter then agreed to the idea on the spot.

“I have requested Datuk Wira earlier to ask whether Mydin can make a special lane for senior citizens, persons with special needs (OKU), and pregnant women.

“These focus groups can only use this special lane, and other people cannot use it.

“To this, Datuk Wira said, ‘Yes, and you can announce it’,” she said when officiating at the Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC) strategic collaboration programme and State-level Mydin Prihatin Syawal 2022 corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign held at Mydin Petra Jaya today.

Fatimah further reminded that once the special lanes have been set up, she hoped that those who don’t belong to the focus groups would not take advantage of it.

“I hope no one else (outside the focus groups) will utilise the lanes, such as pretending to slouch to look like an elderly person,” she added.

She also hoped that apart from Mydin, more business premises or departments and agencies would follow suit in providing such service for senior citizens, OKU, and pregnant women.

According to Wira, Mydin itself has been around for over 60 years and thus, it relates to the idea of lending a helping hand to senior citizens and easing their burden.

At the event, Mydin officially became a strategic partner in the implementation of KGC, where the cardholders can register for Mydin’s Meriah membership card worth RM12 for free at Mydin Petra Jaya and Mydin Samariang.

KGC holders who register as Meriah members will enjoy special discounts on four different items every month at affordable prices.

From March 31 until April 3 this year, the four promotional items are Covid-19 self-test kits, sugar, flour, and dates.

Amongst those present were Deputy Minister for Women and Childhood Development Datuk Rosey Yunus, Deputy Minister for Community Wellbeing Development Mohamad Razi Sitam, Sarawak Social Welfare Department director Noriah Ahmad and Socoe Sdn Bhd chief executive officer J.W Sam. — DayakDaily