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Tuesday October 1, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday October 1, 2013 MYT 8:13:52 AM
by stephanie lee
KOTA KINABALU: A mini halal park is the answer to encourage local entrepreneurs to capitalise on the trillion-ringgit halal business industry.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said there were not enough individuals or companies in Sabah that have ventured into the halal business.
A mini halal park for entrepreneurs selling and producing halal products in Sabah may be the key, he told industry players.
However, he said they needed to hold thorough discussions with the Government and relevant agencies to ensure success in capitalising the halal-based industry.
Muhyiddin said this during a dialogue with local entrepreneurs at the bumiputra Empowerment programme held at the state capital yesterday.
Earlier in the event, Muhyddin also presented a RM12mil mock cheque for Sabah Tekun to help small bumiputra entrepreneurs in their existing start-up businesses and project implementations.
Muhyiddin said bumiputra entrepreneurs must constantly seek advice and knowledge from their peers as well as other successful people to improve their economy and businesses.
“To be able to make it out successfully, you must have better skills and knowledge than others,” he said, adding that bumiputra entrepreneurs needed to constantly come up with products that were sellable and priced suitably.
He said the Government had initiated a lot of empowerment programmes to help bumiputras come out of poverty and even become successful businessmen, but the process all depended on the individuals themselves on whether they want to change.
“More than a million people have benefited from the programmes held, and more are expected to benefit from them,” Muhyiddin said.
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