10th July 2023 - 2 min read
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) said that Grab Malaysia and its subsidiary, Jaya Grocer have joined the Payung Rahmah initiative, helping Malaysians cope with the rising cost of living in the country.
Through this collaboration, Grab and Jaya Grocer will offer exclusive promotions in the form of three initiatives on the Grab platform. “It covers the Rahmah Package, which is a ‘mix & match’ package offer from as low as RM18, as well as the GrabFood Rahmah Sale, which is a discount of up to 40% on daily necessities and exclusive items at Jaya Grocer through GrabMart. Apart from that, there is also the regular giving of Bakul Rahmah to support drivers with disabilities (OKU) Grab and delivery partners with basic necessity boxes,” said KPDN Minister, Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub.
Datuk Seri Salahuddin also shared that the government is seeking to refine the Rahmah Economic Policy in the following weeks.
“The ministry will present the Rahmah economic initiative as a new plan to continue the Payung Rahmah initiative going forward. The policy is in line with the unity government’s commitment and efforts to eradicate hardcore poverty this year,” he said.
For context, the new Rahmah Economic Policy is being drafted to improve the living standards of the B40 group and hardcore poor. This is as KPDN aims to help these groups through more than just one-off or seasonal initiatives like Payung Rahmah; Payung Rahmah was initially meant to be a short-term assistance programme to help the people get through the current difficult situation.
Furthermore, Datuk Seri Salahuddin said that KPDN would also like to assess and ensure that government-allocated subsidies actually reach the target groups. This is in addition to focusing on developing the people’s economic wellbeing, likely through existing programmes.
“KPDN remains committed to protecting all Malaysians and ensuring that they are not burdened by the rising cost of living in today’s challenging and uncertain times,” said Datuk Seri Salahuddin.
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