Govt strives to help Sabah people face rising price of essential goods, says Salleh

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KOTA BELUD: The government has always strived to help the people of Sabah face rising prices of essential goods, says former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

Towards this end, he said the government had taken various steps, including introducing the Malaysian Family Cheap Sale programme.

Salleh, who is also Usukan state assemblyman said the government would continue to protect the interest of the people, particularly to lessen the cost of living burden.

Cognisant of the needs of the people, he said, the Usukan Community Development Leader Unit (UPPM) took the initiative to organise the third Malaysian Family Cheap Sale Programme for the Usukan state constituency at Mukim Ambong.

Previously, two similiar programmes were held at Mukim Kulambai and Mukim Kota Belud respectively.

The Malaysian Family Cheap Sale Programme offers discounts of up to 20 percent on several types of basic necessities, including chicken, fish, eggs, sugar, oil, vegetables, flour and rice, he said.

“God willing, the government always listens to the people’s complaints and will continue from time to time to find the best way to help ease the people’s burden due to the increase in the price of essential goods,” he said.

Salleh told reporters after visiting Sri Pengkalan Grocery Store, which is participating in the programme, at Kg. Pangkalan Abai, near here, today.

He urged all Malaysian Family members, particularly in Usukan to take advantage of the cheap prices offered by visiting the cheap sales programme.

He also reminded traders not to raise the price of goods at will for the common good.