RM500 rebate for flood victims to buy electrical appliances


PUTRAJAYA: Households hit by floods will each be given a RM500 rebate to buy electrical appliances under the Sustainability Achieved via Energy Efficiency (SAVE) programme starting Jan 7, says Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

“This is following the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Wednesday on the provision of RM500 vouchers to flood victims for the purchase of electrical goods at selected premises or e-commerce platforms,” he said.

Speaking at a press conference after the announcement of the Malaysia Renewable Energy Roadmap (MyRER) 2022-2035 here yesterday, Takiyuddin said eligible individuals could make purchases physically at premises registered under SAVE and e-commerce platforms, namely Lazada, Shopee and PGMall.

“Those affected by the floods, no matter in which state, if eligible, are given an instant rebate for every purchase. For example, for goods worth RM1,000, they only have to pay RM500,” he said, according to Bernama.

Currently, there are 1,400 premises listed under SAVE operated by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda Malaysia) and the number will be increased to make it easier for flood victims to make purchases near their homes.

According to Takiyuddin, the data so far showed that there were about 80,000 eligible households and the number would be updated from time to time.

He said the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) would issue verification documents to facilitate victims to make purchases.

Seda Malaysia will announce further details and mechanisms on the rebate on Jan 7.

SAVE is an e-rebate programme for households to purchase electrical appliances.

Previously, SAVE 2.0 offered an e-rebate of RM200 to households for buying energy-efficient air conditioners or refrigerators.

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