KUCHING: Members of the public are invited to join the ‘Buy Malaysian Products Campaign Carnival’ and state-level ‘Small Businesses and Vendors Day’ event, to be held here from Oct 18 to 20.
The three-day event, run by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, will be taking place at Batu Kawa New Township from 8am to 10pm daily, and featuring a lucky draw where the grand prize is a Perodua Axia.
According to Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen, the event aims to promote local products while increasing consumers’ awareness of the quality of Malaysian-made products and services that are comparable to international level.
“This is one of the government’s initiatives in helping local small-medium enterprises (SME) entrepreneurs in marketing their products to the public.
“Thus I urge members of the public to come and liven up the campaign, prioritise Malaysian products and buy more local products,” he said during a press conference here yesterday.
He added the campaign could help stimulate domestic economic growth by increasing the amount of local products bought, to help generate income for locals.
Chong also said many exciting and informative activities had been planned for the duration of the campaign, including exhibitions, product demonstrations, stage performances and family-oriented activities.
“Over 72 booths for sales and exhibitions as well as 10 food trucks that offer a variety of local products, will be at the campaign.
“There will also be a talk by the Companies Commission of Malaysia on Oct 18, and on that day there will also be various other activities such as karaoke-singing competition, blood donation campaign, e-sports competitions and more,” he said.
On the lucky draw, Chong said visitors who buy items worth RM50 to RM100 in a single receipt would be entitled to one lucky draw coupon. Those who spend more than RM100 in a single receipt would be entitled to two lucky draw coupons, he added.
“So I hope the public would take the chance to visit the event as throughout the campaign, the ministry will be having sales during certain slots for items like cooking oil, flour, sugar and other daily goods,” he said.