Kuala Lumpur – The Mobile Rahmah Sale, held at the Terengganu State Museum grounds in Kuala Lumpur, attracted a large number of visitors today, with over 2,000 chickens sold within two hours. The event offered essential items such as eggs, cooking oil, vegetables, and fruits at prices 40% lower than the market rate. Chicken trader Kamal Affendi Mohd Noor noted that despite the rain, customers, including housewives and traders, began gathering as early as 7.30 am to purchase the affordably priced chickens.
According to BARNAMA News Agency, Housewife Tengku Shakila Tengku Mansoor expressed her satisfaction with the savings she achieved by shopping at the Rahmah Sale. She highlighted the significant impact of the sale on easing the burden of rising goods prices, particularly following the government’s decision to end the chicken subsidy. She hopes that the Rahmah Sale will become a regular event to continuously assist the public.
Similarly, in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, the Rahmah Sale witnessed long queues of people, including senior citizens and families, waiting patiently under the hot sun to purchase essential items at reduced prices. Salmah Ishak, a single mother, praised the initiative for its helpfulness in reducing her daily expenses. Mohd Aziz Ibrahim, a private sector employee and the sole breadwinner of his family, also appreciated the Rahmah Sale for the financial relief it provides, helping him manage his family’s finances more effectively.
These Rahmah Sales, offering goods at 15 to 30% lower than market prices, have been a boon to many, particularly those from the B40 income group. The initiative reflects the government’s commitment to addressing the needs of the less affluent and providing practical support to ease the financial burden on Malaysian households.