RM500 rebate electrical items flood SAVE programme Sustainability Achieved via Energy Efficiency SEDA Malaysia
(Picture for representational purposes only) Penduduk Taman Sri Muda mengambil barang elektrik selepas kawasan perumahannya yang dinaiki air disebabkan banjir yang berlaku berikutan hujan lebat berpanjangan bermula dari pagi sehingga lewat malam ketika tinjauan lensa Malaysia Gazette di Shah Alam, Selangor. Foto MOHD ADZLAN, 22 DISEMBER 2021.

PUTRAJAYA: Households hit by floods will each be given RM500 rebate to buy electrical goods under the Sustainability Achieved via Energy Efficiency (SAVE) programme starting Jan 7, says Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

This follows the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Wednesday (Dec 29) on the RM500 vouchers for flood victims to purchase electrical goods at selected premises or e-commerce platforms, said the Energy and Natural Resources Minister.

Speaking at a press conference after the announcement of the Malaysia Renewable Energy Roadmap (MyRER) 2022-2035 here on Thursday (Dec 30), he said eligible individuals could make purchases of electrical goods physically at premises registered under the Save and e-commerce platforms, namely Lazada, Shopee and PGMall.

“Those affected by the floods, no matter in which state, if eligible, are given an instant rebate for every purchase. For example, for goods worth RM1,000, they only have to pay RM500,” he said.

Currently, he said there are 1,400 premises listed under Save operated by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA Malaysia) and the number would be increased to make it easier for flood victims to make purchases at premises near their homes.

According to him, the data so far shows that there are about 80,000 eligible households and the number will be updated from time to time.

He said the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) would issue verification documents to facilitate victims to make purchases.

He added that SEDA Malaysia, on Jan 7, would announce further details and mechanisms on the rebate.

Save is an e-rebate programme for households who purchase electrical goods. Previously, Save 2.0 offered an e-rebate of RM200 to households that purchase energy-efficient air conditioners or refrigerators. – Bernama