KUALA LUMPUR – The temporary closure of the Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) is part of the upgrading process as Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said in July, said Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.
Hamzah said it was part of the ministry’s upgrading plans through the KR1M 2.0 initiative to offer essential items at a cheaper price with more choices of goods to customers besides encouraging entrepreneurship and business opportunities to the public.
“This upgrading will also encourage better collaborations between government agencies and open business opportunities to local manufacturers and producers,” he said in a statement here today.
He said further information on the upgrading will be announced soon and it was part of the government’s commitment to improve services to the public. – BERNAMA