Dr Wee (centre) at the Siang Kim Tea Plantation in Kampung Baru Machap Baru in Machap on Saturday. On his left is plantation owner Chong Siang Kim
MACHAP: They are working from their new village homes in the quiet of the night and doing good business, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said these people were mostly young and engaged in the e-commerce business.
"Some have worked in the cities before returning home with their ideas, skills and experience to start a new chapter in their life.
"I also came across some of these young entrepreneurs in my constituency," said the Ayer Hitam MP at a TN50 dialogue with over 400 new villagers from all over the country here Saturday aftrrnoon.
Dr Wee advised them to get ready for e-commerce which offered unlimited opportunities.
The new villagers have the potential, talent and skills for e-commerce, he said, citing cooking which could be packaged and marketed anywhere in the world using the e-commerce platform.
The Government, he added, would make some major announcments when renowned e-commerce guru and Alibaba founder Jack Ma visits Kuala Lumpur in October.
Apart from e-commerce, Dr Wee cited a local ice-cream and pau (buns) maker who succeeded in selling their products overseas.
"The opportunities to start and expand your business is available when you have a feasible idea.
"Be positive and confident and we (MCA) are ready to guide you to realise your dream," said Dr Wee, who is MCA deputy president.
Dr Wee later visited Siang Kim Tea Plantation in Kampung Baru Machap Baru to take a closer look at how the one hectar plantation has evolved into a tourist spot.