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‘We need entrepreneurs who are on the ball

CYBERJAYA: Malaysia needs more budding entrepreneurs who are ever ready to face challenges and predict changes that are likely to take place, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Youth and Sports Minister said the country should produce many more of this forward-looking breed.

“They should think beyond coming up with solutions for businesses that already exist.

“Young entrepreneurs must also constantly think of what’s coming,” he said after chairing a dialogue with young entrepreneurs on the National Transformation Plan 2050 at Magic here.

Among the suggestions brought up by some of the parti­cipants include urban farming and fostering sustainable businesses.

“The idea of encouraging urban farming is good. It also helps to address food security.

“With technology, this issue can be solved and help the country reduce its deficit in food trade,” he said.

Khairy also lauded a suggestion for Malaysia to be seen as being more supportive of sustainable businesses.

“Which means Malaysia’s added value is not just when the cost of products is low. We want to acknowledge and appreciate a market in which products and services are developed through sustainable practices by 2050,” he added.

The TN50X is a series of dialogues between Khairy and other government leaders with various sections of youths to gather feedback on how to carry Malaysia forward into 2050.

The next session will be in Sarawak tomorrow at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg will also attend.

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