Published: Thursday January 3, 2013 MYT 5:32:00 PM
Updated: Thursday January 3, 2013 MYT 5:34:41 PM
1Malaysia Privilege Card offering discounts up to 50pc to be launched soon
PUTRAJAYA: More than 10 million people will receive the 1Malaysia Privilege Card (KDR1M) which entitles them to discounts of between 10 and 50 per cent at selected merchants nationwide, Deputy Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Maglin Dennis D'Cruz said on Thursday.
He said more than 4,500 merchants had agreed to offer discounts for their products, and the number is expected to rise.
The KDR1M covers medical clinics; restaurants; hotels; sports and fitness arenas; wholesalers and retailers; indoor and outdoor theme parks; construction and interior decoration; resorts; clothing and vehicle accessories; general insurance cover and so on.
"Discount cards already exist for the police, military and undergraduates. After this, we will issue the KDR1M, whereby all Malaysians can enjoy discounts when buying essential goods," he said when opening the new headquarters of Informasi Malaysia at No 30B, Jalan Diplomatik 3/1, Precinct 15, Putrajaya.
Maglin said KDR1M would be managed by Informasi Malaysia, an agency set up on Oct 22, 2009, to conduct programmes and activities in the effort to explain the objectives and functions of the 1Malaysia concept through the 'Buletin Informasi Malaysia' publication.
Informasi Malaysia chairman Datuk Abd Rahman Manan said KDR1M would be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak soon after the mode of implementation and other criteria had been worked out.
"We have designed the discount card and will present it to the prime minister for his approval," he said.