KUALA LUMPUR: A plan to introduce a Rahmah vehicle insurance scheme is in the pipeline as part of the government's bid to extend the Rahmah initiative to beyond food and basic necessities.
Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said the idea was well-received by vehicle insurance provider Etiqa. He said engagement sessions with its representatives would be held soon.
"As with Menu Rahmah, I'm confident that this (plan) would also encourage other companies to follow suit.
"We will first have to see what would be the best (package) Etiqa can offer," he told reporters after attending the Kenduri Rahmah held at the Parliament multipurpose hall today.
On a proposed Rahmah initiative with banking sector, Salahuddin said he has sought the help of International Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, in engagement sessions with banks.
He said the ministry is expected to hold a session with bank representatives next week.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamid were among those present to try out the Menu Rahmah dishes offered at the event.
Salahuddin said the event was proof that the Menu Rahmah was not 'low-class' despite its affordable price tag of RM5.
"I would like to thank all the industry players, from big (companies) to small businesses as they have never compromised on food quality and quantity.
"Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi also took the initiative to ensure that almost every outlet in the North-South Expressway rest-and-relaxation (R&R) areas provides the Menu Rahmah.
"This will surely benefit the people and help travellers," he said.