In yet another measure of appreciation of the services of police and military, the government has introduced the 1 Malaysia Privilege Card for the 241,000 officers and men of the two forces.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, when launching the card and its portal, www.1mprivilege.my here, said the initiative under the National Blue Ocean Strategy 6, or NBOS 6, enabled the cardholders to enjoy discounts of between five and 25 per cent for products and services offered by about 20 participating companies.
“Hopefully, the card can add to the purchasing power or disposable income of the people,” he said at the launch at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, here.
Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi were also present at the event.
The initiative under the NBOS 6 strategy involves the cooperation of the three ministries to enable the cardholders to enjoy the discounts on essential goods, sports equipment, vehicle spare parts, hospitality industry services and health products, among others.
The list of participating companies and their offers are available on the portal.
The prime minister said cooperation between police and military had provided the country with many benefits, and cited the sharing of the recruit-training centre by the two forces as saving the government hundreds of millions of ringgit.
Najib (picture) said faster achievement of the objectives was necessary to bring about greater national transformation, besides the generation of creative ideas and implementation of the agenda more speedily, accurately and with integrity.
“I believe that through such efforts and the policies implemented by the government, the nation will achieve the success we aspire for. However, all our desires must be founded on security, peace and stability,” he said.
“This is the guarantee of our future, besides our commitment to uphold the rule of law. You are the ones who guarantee that our dreams can become reality. You are the unsung heroes who contribute and sacrifice a great deal for the people and country,” he said.
The prime minister then toured the exhibition booths of the participating companies.
Earlier, Husni, in his speech, said the 1 Malaysia Privilege Card initiative would be implemented in three phases, beginning with the uniformed police and military personnel, followed by the retirees of the two forces and then those in the other categories of services to be identified later.
He said that from today, the card would be distributed in stages to the 241,000 officers and men of the two forces, comprising 130,000 soldiers and 111,000 policemen. — Bernama
The vote buying exercise has reached the police & armed forces. By giving 25% discount to their purchases, Najib is telling them that by voting BN, they will get the privileges. So, who pays for the subsidy? Taxpayers!
Why privileges only for police and military personals.What about the low income groups and retirees.After all ,the money coming from tax payers.
Hello PM. What about us senior citzens and retired civil servants? Did we not contribute to the betterment and glory of this country. If not for our sweat and toil where would this country be? The Police and military can wait and contribute first bf getting rewards. As usual you have forgotten us though we gave it all for this country
If you want to help the people, help the poors! Distribute of the cards to income group below RM1000 is more effective!