THE Selangor government has plans to introduce a Jualan Rahmah programme to complement the Federal Government’s Menu Rahmah initiative to offer affordable, balanced meals specially for the B40 group.
"There are plans to have Jualan Rahmah, which will be similar to Jualan Ehsan,” said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pic).
"We will try to coordinate the schedules for Jualan Rahmah and Jualan Ehsan, whether concurrent or separate, to ensure more areas are covered and more people can benefit from both initiatives."
While Amirudin did not announce further details such as date of implementation or price point, he hinted that the state government would be working with restaurant partners as there are no state subsidiaries involved in food production or run restaurant-related activities.
Jualan Ehsan is an ongoing state-wide mobile programme whereby people can buy essential goods at subsidised prices, such as whole chicken and a tray of eggs at RM10 each.
Menu Rahmah is a newly launched initiative offering a balanced meal of rice, protein and vegetable for just RM5 at more than 15,000 food outlets.
The programme is a collaboration between the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry and seven food and beverage plus retail associations, with more industry players expected to join soon.
Amirudin was speaking after a high-tea session with scholarship recipients of the Selangor State Subsidiaries and Statutory Bodies Education Fund (TPASSB) at Kelab Golf Seri Selangor, Petaling Jaya on Friday (Feb 3).
These scholarships are funded by five Selangor state subsidiaries and statutory bodies, such as Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated), Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) and Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation (PKPS).
The scholarships are part of the benefits and corporate social responsibility initiatives offered to employees at state subsidiaries and their children.
"These scholarships are not only for diploma and degree programmes, but also for professional training or certification for applicants to improve their skills, such as in coding or system processes," said Amirudin, who is also state education committee chairman.
"TPASBB has dispensed close to RM13mil to 561 beneficiaries, since it started in 2013 until Dec 2022," he added.
Also present at the event were state secretary Datuk Haris Kasim and state deputy secretary (management) Mohamad Zahri Samingon.