THE unity government’s commitment to easing the people’s financial burden has gained momentum in the past few months following the introduction of affordable RM5 food items (yes, including durians).
For the uninitiated, the Menu Rahmah initiative was launched by Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub on Jan 31 who said his ministry was open to anyone who wanted to use the “Rahmah” brand to benefit the populace.
The initiative saw about 15,000 food outlets taking part to help reduce the cost of living for the public, especially the poor.
Recently, a motorcycle workshop in Kajang, Selangor has taken the initiative one step further by offering motorcycle tyres at a mere RM5.
In fact, during the one-day-only promotional event at Bengkel Dania Garage, people were seen queuing up under the hot sun not to buy cendol or murtabak but tyres!
Aptly dubbed the “Program Amal Tayar Rahmah” (Tyre Rahmah Charity Programme), the initiative was launched on March 20 by the Bumiputera-owned motorcycle workshop in Sungai Chua, Kajang.
According to workshop owner Mohd Mustakim Mohd Munawir, he has allocated 1,000 units of tyres to be purchased at RM5 each as compared to the actual price of RM60 per tyre.
Citing Bernama, the initiative – while aiming to contribute to the society and easing the burden of motorcycle owners – is a gesture of thanks to the workshop’s loyal customers who had stood by the business through thick and thin.
The Bengkel Dania Garage is popular on social media, especially on TikTok, with more than half a million followers.
Established in 2016, the workshop has three branches – two in Kajang and one in Serdang. – March 27, 2023
Main pic credit: Harapan Daily