Anwar committed to economic reforms, better living standards for rakyat

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim speaking at the Unity Government Convention in Ipoh today. (Photo credit Tiffany Oon Min-I)

IPOH, Jan 28: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says that he is committed to reforming the country’s economy to raise the living standards of the people, and this must start with the underprivileged.

He said the targeted subsidy programme, Sumbangan Asas Rahmah (SARA), announced last week, was one of the big steps to realise the idea.

“I visited Mydin in Meru, Ipoh, today, to see for myself the awareness and impact of SARA, which is targeted to help increase the purchasing power of the underprivileged, to get basic items from a network of retail partners with more than 500 stores involved nationwide.

“May it be beneficial and improve the country’s economy,” he said, in a post on Facebook today, with the hashtag #MalaysiaMADANI.

Earlier today, Anwar visited the ‘Khidmat Demi Rakyat’ cheapest sales programme, at Klebang Restu public field.

The Prime Minister then visited Mydin Mall Meru Raya and the Perak Inland Revenue Board mobile counter to check on the STR (Rahmah Cash Aid) and SARA recipients.

Six days ago, Anwar announced that the implementation of SARA, which began in stages from Jan 22, with an increased allocation of RM700 million from RM130 million last year.