A total of RM6 million was spent to renovate and upgrade the 73 PERNAMA (Perbadanan Perwira Niaga Malaysia) outlets throughout Malaysia.
Chairman General Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal (Retired) said that PERNAMA is an organisation wholly-owned by the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) and these stores are found in almost all army camps in Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak.
Speaking at the official launching of PN16400 at the Syed Putra Camp in Tambun recently, he said, “Today, another one of our PERNAMA stores is fully operational. We are offering goods at reasonable prices to soldiers living in the camp, former soldiers and members of the Territorial Army. PERNAMA is synonymous with hardware, electrical appliances, digital products and other household goods, besides offering various programmes and promotions to soldiers and their families, all with the objective of raising their standard of living.”
According to Abdul Aziz, PERNAMA recently launched “Kempen Durian Runtuh! Ganjaran Setia Tunai (GST)”, a loyalty reward programme for those who shop with cash. “We kick-started the campaign by offering a RM15,000 reward. It is on-going until the end of June. To qualify and to stand a chance to win cash prizes, shoppers need only to spend a minimum of RM100 in a month.”
He continued, “Last year, we managed to achieve a pre-tax profit of RM37.4 million, from gross sales of RM314 million. These figures are impressive and we hope that it will continue year after year.”
PERNAMA stores are also opened to the public who stand to enjoy attractive discounts, although selected Best Buy items are available to armed forces personnel and their family members only. On Wednesdays shoppers enjoy discounts on selected goods ranging from 20 to 70 per cent.