KELANA JAYA, June 22 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
today opened the first "Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia", which will operate on a mini
Operated by Mydin Mohamed Holdings, the shop will act as the medium for the
government to control prices and lessen the monopolisation of products which
have long been dominated by multinational manufacturers.
"Kedai Rakyat 1 Malaysia" will serve the same consumer segment as
hypermarkets do but with emphasis on consumers with basic essential needs.
"The "Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia, I understand,. will not only provide various
basic necessities at low prices compared with other hypermarkets but will act as
a platform for the development of small-and-medium entrepreneurs and give
emphasis to products manufactured by them," Najib said at the opening of the
maiden shop at the Kelana Jaya LRT station here today.
"Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia" is part of the 1Malaysia initiative, advocated by
Najib in line with the 1Malaysia slogan of "People First, Performance Now".