Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia

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MRT Retail Sdn. Bhd.
Public
IndustryConvenience stores
Founded2011
ProductsGrocery stores
OwnerGovernment of Malaysia
Websitewww.kedairakyat1malaysia.com.my

MRT Retail Sdn. Bhd. doing business as Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) (unofficial English title: 1Malaysia Grocery Stores) is a government owned chain of convenience stores in Malaysia. It was established as part of the national campaign of 1Malaysia.

History[edit]

In 2011, the 1Malaysia franchise was branched off into a grocery store franchise going by the name Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M), with the first store being located at the Kelana Jaya Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) station in Kelana Jaya. The franchise was aimed at allowing the low income group to obtain cheaper groceries and lightening their burden besides bringing Malaysians closer to the significance of 1Malaysia.

List of KR1M branches[edit]

Johor[edit]

Kedah[edit]

Kelantan[edit]

Malacca[edit]

Negeri Sembilan[edit]

Pahang[edit]

Perak[edit]

Penang[edit]

Perlis[edit]

Sabah[edit]

Sarawak[edit]

  • Medan Hamidah, Kuching
  • Kota Pedawan, Kuching
  • Mambong, Serian
  • Betong Newtownship
  • Lundu
  • Satok
  • Batu Kawah
  • Kota Sentosa
  • Kota Samarahan
  • Padungan
  • Serian Bazaar
  • Sri Aman
  • Lubok Antu
  • Pusa
  • Saratok
  • Sarikei (as shown in photo above)
  • Sibu Trade & Exhibition Centre, Sibu
  • Sibu Jaya
  • Kanowit
  • Mukah
  • Tatau
  • Kemena Land District, Bintulu
  • Sungai Plan, Bintulu
  • Sibuti
  • Lutong
  • Permy Technology Park, Miri
  • Limbang
  • Lawas

Selangor[edit]

Terengganu[edit]

Federal Territories[edit]

Kuala Lumpur[edit]

Labuan[edit]

None

Putrajaya[edit]

  • Presint 2
  • Presint 16

Public responses to KR1M[edit]

Complaints have been made regarding the claims that the groceries sold in at KR1M were more expensive compared to those sold in hypermarkets around Malaysia.[1][2] This was however been denied by Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ismail Sabri.[3] There have been also allegations of poor product quality in its product line, namely children's milk powder, fresh milk, condensed milk, sweetened condensed creamer, oyster sauce, fruit jam, canned chicken curry, mango cordial, ghee compounds, peanuts, peanut butter, crispy peanut butter and fish tinned sardines in tomato sauce.[4][5][6] KR1M has instructed its suppliers to send their products for periodical laboratory testing.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "With higher prices in Sabah KR1M, MP asks what happened to subsidies?". The Malay Mail. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Is the Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia More Expensive Than Tesco?". Coconuts KL. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ Eve Sonary Heng (11 July 2012). "Claims of expensive products at KR1M untrue — Ismail Sabri". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ Letters from readers (21 November 2011). "Baffling silence on tainted KR1M products". Free Malaysia Today. Archived from the original on 23 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  5. ^ Letters from readers (11 November 2011). "Poor quality products in 1M'sia shops". Free Malaysia Today. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  6. ^ Letters from readers (4 December 2011). "All KR1M products to undergo lab tests". Free Malaysia Today. Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Suppliers ordered to send KR1M products for lab tests". Thestar.com.my. Archived from the original on 6 December 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2012.

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