PUTRAJAYA: The Keluarga Malaysia Cheap Sales (JMKM) programme will be introduced in October at public higher education institutions to ease the burden of undergraduates with the reopening of universities after the semester break, says Tan Sri Noh Omar.
The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister, who is also a member of the special task force on jihad against inflation, said for a start, the programme will begin in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in the first week of October as a pilot project before being extended to 20 campuses nationwide.
In a press conference after the 18th task force meeting here, Noh said the format of the programme is the same as the existing programme, where sales will be conducted for two days every week until Dec 31.
“Items to be on sale are stationery, prepaid additional data, books, food and includes printing services,” he said.
On Sept 15, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the programme will be expanded to public higher education institutions and private universities from October this year.
The programme, which began in mid-August, gives access to the public to purchase items for a cheaper price each week. – Bernama