Selangor has allocated up to RM10 million to take senior citizens grocery shopping, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said today The Mentri Besar said senior citizens aged 60 years and above will be given a RM100 coupon each and ferried to selected supermarkets in the state under the Pakatan Rakyat government’s new “mesra rakyat” programme for the elderly which begins next month “The state has agreed to allocate
between RM5 million and RM10 million for this programme and we will channel the funds to all Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen and our representatives in non-PR held state seats “Those who are interested will be brought to the supermarkets to go shopping and we will then send them home ” he told reporters after hosting a dialogue session
with community leaders at the Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi multipurpose
hall here this morning.

Khalid picture said three outlets — Tesco Giant and Ecosave — have so far expressed interest in participating in the programme “They will also prepare food and drink for the senior citizens ” he said

Selangor presently offers another programme for senior citizens — Skim Usia Mas — whereby the families of those who have passed away are given a one-off compensation of RM2 500 “But many senior citizens have complained that they do not get to benefit from this money because they have to die first before their families get it ” Khalid joked to the audience earlier.

So, if you have parents, relatives or friends in this age group, please pass the good news on. Thanks!