Pemandu: More 1 Malaysia products to be introduced
KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — The four per cent increase in cost of living since 1993, as seen in the compound annual growth rate (CAGR), has prompted the government to continue introducing new products through the 1 Malaysia label to ease the burden of Malaysians.
Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) special director Datuk Aziyah Bahauddin said products introduced under 1 Malaysia to date have continued to receive good response and the facility now would be expanded.
“As an example, the number of 1 Malaysia People’s Stores (KR1M) is now approaching its targeted 85 stores by December. There are 48 stores operating with 19 new stores opening in July,” she told a briefing on the GTP Roadmap 2.0 here today.
More than 5,000 people attended the open day where members of the public could raise their views on the effectiveness of the government’s transformation plan introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration.
He said even though goods at KRIM were priced 40 per cent less than regular goods, there was no compromise on quality of the products.
On the 1 Malaysia Menu, he said even though there were differences in the price of goods and food between the Peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak, the actual cost was due to transportation.
Aziyah said shops and restaurants involved in the 1 Malaysia People’s Menu were becoming more popular and by year’s end, there would be more than 3,000 1 Malaysia shops compared with 2,400 in operation currently.
On the 1 Malaysia Clinic, she said 4.6 million people received treatment at the clinics which imposed a RM1 charge since the scheme was launched by the PM two years ago.
She said apart from the initiatives, the government had also helped alleviate the cost of living through the 1 Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M), 1 Malaysia People’s Welfare (KAR1SMA), RM100 school assistance and 1 Malaysia Aid Voucher for the purchase of book to 1.3 million university students, costing the government RM553 million. — Bernama