Published: October 23, 2013
Bajet 2014, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said suggestions related to cost of living were the most received on the #Bajet 2014 micro site recently.
Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said all of them had been conveyed to the Ministry of Finance for further consideration.
“I realise that cost of living remains to be a very important issue, as it directly involves all of our lives.
“The government is always aware of the people’s plight. Various initiatives have been put in place under the Government Transformation Programme and Economic Transformation Programme to address the issue of rising cost of living amidst the global economic uncertainty,” he said in his latest posting on his blog www.1malaysia.com and Twitter site titled “Budget 2014:Steps To Address The Rising Cost Of Living”, today.
Najib said among the initiatives welcomed by the people to date was the opening of 99 Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) at strategic locations across the country.
He said the goverment was planning to increase the number of KR1M, so that more people could enjoy purchasing daily goods at affordable prices.
He added that the Menu Rakyat 1Malaysia (MR1M) programme was also well received.
“It is clear that many Malaysians are happy with the initiative to assist them to enjoy quality, affordable food,” he said.
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