Agro Madani, Rahmah Sales bazaars to be held more often, says Anwar


IPOH: More Agro Madani and Rahmah Sales bazaars will be held to help the people tackle the rising cost of living, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said owing to numerous requests by the people, the bazaars would be expanded to more areas nationwide and held more frequently.

"Even though we have taken various steps, we know the cost of living has increased," he said in his speech during a visit to the bazaar at Klebang Restu here on Sunday (Jan 28).

ALSO READ: Agro Madani records success with sales hitting RM93.7mil

Anwar said he was also aware of concerns that food prices would remain high even with more investment coming into the country.

"There have been criticisms that with more investment and an improved economy, prices of goods will also increase.

"It's not easy as prices have increased globally and are impacting (everyone).

"I accept this (criticism) and will try to find ways to resolve issues at grassroots level," he added.

ALSO READ: Expansion of Rahmah, Agro Madani sales the right move to help, say consumers

Anwar said he had tasked Bukit Gantang MP Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal, who was also present, to help coordinate efforts to handle cost of living matters.

"He will lead a committee under the National Action Council on Cost of Living (NACCOL)," he said.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Malaysian student recalls ordeal on Singapore Airlines flight, says those without seatbelts flung to the ceiling
Azmin called up over leaked PKNS documents, not remarks at state assembly, say cops
PM announces rationalisation of diesel subsidy
Anwar to make three-day working visit to Japan
Hardware store probed for allegedly selling nails at 20sen each
Robber who slashed moneylender in Kudat nabbed
Exhibition on Hang Tuah boosted by artefact loan from Indonesian heir
Mohamad Sabu to represent country at Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's funeral, says Anwar
Broken pipe being repaired on Jalan Tun Razak, says Air Selangor
Man feared drowned after being swept away on boat in Kinabatangan river

Others Also Read