6 AUGUST 2012, KUALA LUMPUR - The launch of the 1Malaysia People’s Textile Store (KKR1M) on July 14 saw an overwhelming response by the public, with many expressing their hope for the outlets to be located nearer to their homes.
The KKR1M store opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Hulu Langat has attracted visitors from all parts of the Klang Valley.
Najib said the store offers various selections of high quality clothes and textile at prices lower than market rates.
The Government aims to open another 30 KKRIM shops nationwide by the end of 2014.
Najib said he could confirm that the items available at the KKR1M store were much cheaper as the Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry reviewed all the prices.
For example, he said jacquard batik cloth was sold for RM15 per metre when compared to the average market price of RM35.
Linen shirts were RM45 each when compared to RM79 in regular retail outlets.
He said the shop also sold other fabric products such as curtains, school uniforms and prayer attire for Muslims.
Najib said the KKR1M shop was introduced as another initiative under the Cost of Living NKRA in an effort to ease the people’s burden in the face of rising living expenses.