Perak authorities are currently in discussion to enable users of Perak Prihatin card and Kasih Ibu Darul Ridzuan card to use the card facility at the mobile shops in the state.
Executive Councillor for Women and Family Development, Social Welfare and NGO, Datuk Dr Wan Norashikin Wan Noordin said that the effort is made to enable more in the B40 group to enjoy special prices, especially with the increase in the price of goods starting July 1.
“In Perak, we have two mobile stores servicing the rural areas and we are discussing with the relevant parties to enable the usage of the Prihatin and Kasih Ibu cards to make purchases there using those cards.
“Similarly, we have special discounts for the differently-abled to encourage more in the B40 category to enjoy the special prices,” she said at the press conference after attending the recent launch of state-level Father’s Day 2022.
Dr Wan Norashikin said that up to now, the mobile shops in Perak are dedicated for the people to buy their necessities at special prices. Thus when the facility to use the Perak Prihatin and Kasih Ibu cards is available, it will add value to the stores.
“Right now, they are updating the system so that the cards will be compatible for use at the mobile shops. When this is achieved, the targeted group will be able to enjoy what’s available at the mobile shops.
As the media had previously reported, the Perak government planned to increase the number of mobile shops in order to reduce the burden of the public, following the earlier announcement on the removal of the ceiling price for chickens, chicken eggs and the subsidies for bottled cooking oil beginning July 1.
Menteri Besar of Perak, Dato’ Seri Saarani Mohamad said that the effort is aimed to increase the frequency of the service to the people, especially those in rural areas.
He said the programme, whereby the mobile shop travels from one location to the next to sell goods at lower prices, has received positive responses from the people.
by Rosli Mansor