Menu Rahmah initiatives should be expanded to Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government should have its own "Menu Rahmah", said Parti Warisan veep Datuk Junz Wong.

The Tanjung Aru State Assemblyman said that the initiative has received great response in West Malaysia, but was almost unheard or unseen in Sabah.

"In West Malaysia, even the M40 and T20 consumers are flooding participating outlets to have lunch for just RM5.

"How often do you hear of RM5 meals nowadays? Even economy rice costs more than that. How much does it cost to have lunch at coffee shops (in Sabah) nowadays? RM8? RM10?"

"This is definitely a good initiative by the Federal Government to offer consumers more dining options and lower the cost of living for those struggling to cope.

"I think Sabahans would definitely want to have lunch for just RM5," he said in a statement.

Wong also said that the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) - PH state government should also offer incentives like discounting or waiving business licences and assessment fees among others to encourage local Sabah eateries participate in the initiative.

"Menu Rahmah" is an initiative by the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry with the cooperation of participating outlets to serve lunch or dinner sets at the recommended price of RM5.

Each meal is balanced to include rice, a choice of protein such as chicken or fish, a portion of vegetables and a drink.

Apart from anchor participants like Mydin Supermarket and Ali Maju mamak restaurant, the ministry is targeting 15,000 participating outlets nationwide, mostly in the Klang Valley and the Peninsula.

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