Digital transactions will be expanded among small and medium traders

Digital transactions will be expanded among small and medium traders

MELAKA: The Melaka State Government will continue to commit to diversifying programs and campaigns to expand the use of digital transactions among small and medium traders.

State Rural Development, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Exco Datuk Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman said the move was in line with the government’s efforts towards transitioning to cashless payments in the community.

“There is a very positive development in which the use of digital transactions in the state is increasing, especially from traders in night markets and stalls.

“Even on the Melaka Agro Market (MAM) program today, I see the average use it since the method makes things easier for traders and buyers,” he said.

He said this when met by reporters after accompanying the Yang Dipertua Negeri Melaka Tun Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam to conduct a friendly visit to the MAM and Direct Sales from Farms program organized by the Economic Bureau of the Malay and Islamic World (DMDI) in collaboration with the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) in Bukit Katil here today.

In the meantime, Abdul Razak said the MAM program will be expanded including aiming to be organized in 100 districts in the state with implementation at least once throughout the year in an effort to reduce the burden on the community following the current increase in the price of goods.

“This MAM program will also be extended to every Parliament and State Legislative Assembly (DUN) in the state… this program is one of the state government’s initiatives to help the people face the increase in the price of goods.

“This organization is also one of the initiatives and managed by the state FAMA together with the state government,” he said.

He said the two-day MAM event that started yesterday successfully attracted more than 40 traders of various products as well as more than 2,000 visitors who did not miss the opportunity to get supplies of eggs and cooking oil at a special price.

In a different development, Abdul Razak said the state government is actively fighting wild boars that often damage the residents’ crops.

“We received many reports and are currently working with the State Department of Wildlife Protection and National Parks (Perhilitan) and the Malacca Veterinary Services Department to carry out an operation to capture wild boars by installing trap cages.

“Even in some areas, we have increased the number of trap cages where we see a lot of presence of these animals,” he said.

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