IPOH: Mobile trucks selling cheaper groceries will continue to be available in Perak, says Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad.
The Mentri Besar said the state was also considering adding more mobile vehicles following the announcement of the end of several ceiling price schemes including that for chicken.
“Following the announcement made by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister on the ceiling price for chicken being removed after June 30, the state will continue to assist the people using the same method we have implemented before, which is mobile trucks selling groceries with 5% and 10% discounts.
“We have received requests that Yayasan Bina Upaya (YBU), which set up the programme, to expand the locations and increase the visits made by the trucks,” he told reporters at Laman Sri Ridzuan here yesterday.
Saarani said at the moment, there were only two mobile trucks available to visit several areas once a month.
“We will discuss the matter with YBU to see if there is a possibility to add more trucks and locations,” he said, adding that chicken was sold at RM10 (whole) and for those purchasing more than RM25, chickens can be purchased at RM4 per kg.