RM20 ewallet vouchers for first 500 bazaar visitors under state govt initiative

Johor government, through the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry has allocated RM160,000 to organise eight Bazaar Ramadan Rahmah (BRR) initiatives.

State investment, trade, consumer affairs and human resource committee chairman Lee Ting Han said the BRR would be selling food items priced at RM5 and below as part of the government’s way to help the needy.

He said there were eight BRRs involved in the programme comprising 127 traders.

Lee said the state government was also giving away Touch ‘n Go ewallet vouchers worth RM20 each to the first 500 bazaar visitors.

“We hope this will encourage more people to make cashless payments when buying what they need at the bazaar,” he said after visiting the BRR Perling Mall in Johor Baru.Lee (right) presenting a trader with a BRR plaque at the Perling Mall Ramadan bazaar in Johor Baru. — Photo courtesy of KPDNLee (right) presenting a trader with a BRR plaque at the Perling Mall Ramadan bazaar in Johor Baru. — Photo courtesy of KPDN

Lee said the Menu Rahmah Ramadan bazaar programme, which started on March 12, ends today.

Besides Perling Mall, other BRRs are at Taman Wawasan (Mersing), BRR Pesta (Batu Pahat), BRR Laman Simpang Renggam (Kluang), BRR Kip Mart (Kota Tinggi), BRR MPPN Pekan Nenas (Pontian), BRR Taman Yayasan (Segamat) and BRR Kampung Tengah (Muar).

Lee also said the ministry had conducted inspections at 852 bazaars statewide last month under ‘Ops Pantau’.

“We wanted to ensure they displayed the price tag on the items sold at their stalls.

“To date, we have issued three compounds under the Price Control Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 and the Control of Supplies Act 1961,” he said.

On whether the ministry had received reports of traders selling food at exorbitant prices, Lee said there was only one report lodged based on a viral post on social media.

“It was based on a video claiming that the burgers sold at a bazaar in Taman Suria, Johor Baru, are priced at RM30 each, while roti john was priced at RM40 per piece.

“However, after investigations, we found the claims were false and there were no items sold at such prices,” he said.

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