KUALA LUMPUR: Consumers flocked to the Keluarga Malaysia Cheap Sales programme taking place in three states to snap up daily essentials at lower prices.
The programme offers daily essentials up to 20% lower than market prices.
Held simultaneously in 639 state and 13 parliamentary constituencies in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan for 18 weeks, the programme continued in Penang, Perak and Johor yesterday.
In PENANG, consumers thronged the compound of Masjid Jamek Al Arifi, Paya Keladi in Kepala Batas, since early morning to take advantage of the great deals at the roadshow.
Khairul Izwan Ibrahim, 35, who hoped that such events would be held more often, said he came to buy essential items, especially cooking oil and chicken.
“I can buy chicken at only RM5 per bird here. Although they have imposed a limit of one chicken per customer, we can still get it at a cheap price, which will benefit many consumers, especially those in the B40 group,” said Khairul Izwan, who works at a factory in Perai.
In PERAK, Koperasi Peserta Rancangan Felcra Seberang Perak Bhd chairman Samsudin Yusof said the cooperative was responsible for managing two sales centres in the state: Dataran Pekan Parit and Pasaraya Coopmart Koperasi Peserta Felcra Seberang Perak Bhd, Pasir Salak.
“Various essential items such as rice, cooking oil, eggs and sugar are sold at lower prices and the programme has received a very encouraging response from villagers and rural residents,” he said.
In JOHOR, M. Mageswari, 55, expressed her gratitude for such events, adding that she hoped that more products could be sold to provide consumers with more choices.
The Johor-level programme, which lasted for two days and began yesterday, was held at 14 supermarkets in 10 parliamentary constituencies. — Bernama