PETALING JAYA: The Jualan Mega Rahmah initiative should be held more frequently as part of the government's effort to ease the burden on the people, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The MCA president said that all parties were aware of the recent increase in cost of living due to various local and international factors but the programme had helped ease the impact on Malaysians, especially those in the B40 and the M40 income groups.
"I personally checked the prices of daily necessities such as fresh chicken, fresh fish, eggs, cooking oil, rice and others sold here.
"The prices are reasonable, with some being sold at half their original price," the Ayer Itam MP said in a Facebook post on Sunday (Nov 19).
Also present at the Yong Peng Jualan Mega Rahmah initiative held earlier this afternoon were Johor health and unity committee chairman Ling Tian Soon and Johor investment, trade, and consumer affairs committee chairman Lee Ting Han.
Dr Wee also said response from visitors was positive, with buyers willing to wait in long queues at payment counters.
"I would like to congratulate and commend all parties involved in the success of this programme.
"I hope that such mega sales events that benefit the general public will be held more frequently as part of the effort to reduce the burden on the people," said Dr Wee.
As of July, the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry had spent over RM30mil on Rahmah Sales, benefiting some 1.1 million people.