JOHOR BARU: Johor will work together with the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry to organise Rahmah bazaars in the month of Ramadan.
Johor investment, trade, and consumer affairs committee chairman Lee Ting Han said the programme would be held in six districts in the state and 12,000 visitors would get RM20 ewallet vouchers.
"Visitors will be able to enjoy up to 30% discount on items. Some of the districts involved are Johor Baru, Kluang, Segamat, and Batu Pahat," he said when met by reporters after the officiating ceremony of the Consumer Rights Day at Toppen Shopping Centre, here on Tuesday (March 21).
Lee added that the programme is different from the ongoing Bazar Rakyat Agro Johor (BRAJ) led by the Federal Agriculture Marketing Agency (Fama).
He said the ministry would also be doubling ground checks throughout the month of Ramadan to ensure that traders are selling daily necessities at normal prices.
Meanwhile, on the programme, Lee said that eight schools in Johor have been selected as recipients of a RM500 grant from the ministry for the school to organise consumer awareness programmes.
"The ministry has also prepared nine methods for consumers to send in their complaints just in case they come across something that is unlawful. This includes the EzAdu application or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org," he said.
Meanwhile, Johor agriculture, agro-based industry and rural committee chairman Datuk Zahari Sarip said that the state government would also be doubling the Bazar Rakyat programme from the current 30 locations to 60 locations during Ramadan.
"We currently have about 500 traders at 30 locations in 10 districts running the programme until June.
"We expect numbers to double during Ramadan so that more people can benefit from the initiative," he said.