'SKUAD PENGGUNA' MEMBERS TO ENJOY SPECIAL PRIVILEDGES

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 (Bernama) -- Members of a voluntary price monitoring

group assigned by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry

would be issued a special card to enjoy discounts at selected outlets.

The previously voluntary price monitoring group that was formed in 2001

would now be called ''Skuad Pengguna'' and function as partners to consumers by

being the eyes and ears of the ministry to monitor prices and services.

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail

Sabri Yaakob said individuals who register as members of the squad would be

given special privileges, including an identification card as ''Skuad Pengguna''

with which they would be able to enjoy discounts and royalty.

The ''Skuad Pengguna'' members will enjoy discounts from two to 20 percent

from 36 participating members of Bank Rakyat, including cooperatives, travel

services, holiday destinations, hotels, farm products and flights.

The 43,000 former partners of consumers did not enjoy special privileges

like the ''Skuad Pengguna'' card.

Members of the public interested in registering as ''Skuad Pengguna'' members

can surf the http://www.1pengguna.com/sp website for information.

--BERNAMA

PWNW LES JRL

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