Malaysia

New 1Malaysia discount card to be launched

January 03, 2013

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 3 – The 1Malaysia Privilege Card (KDR1M) is to be distributed to some 10 million Malaysians, offering the discounts up to 50 per cent at over 4,500 merchants nationwide.

Deputy Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Maglin Dennis D’Cruz said today the KDR1M coverered medical clinics; restaurants; hotels; sports and fitness arenas; wholesalers and retailers; indoor and outdoor theme parks; construction and interior decoration; resorts; clothing and vehicle accessories; general insurance cover and so on.

“Discount cards already exist for the police, military and undergraduates. After this, we will issue the KDR1M, whereby all Malaysians can enjoy discounts when buying essential goods,” he said when opening the new headquarters of Informasi Malaysia here today.

Maglin said KDR1M would be managed by Informasi Malaysia, an agency set up in October 2009, to conduct programmes and activities in the effort to explain the objectives and functions of the 1Malaysia concept through the ‘Buletin Informasi Malaysia’ publication.

Informasi Malaysia chairman Datuk Abd Rahman Manan said KDR1M would be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak soon after the mode of implementation and other criteria had been worked out.

“We have designed the discount card and will present it to the prime minister for his approval,” he said. – Bernama