Set up institutes to teach grads business skills, says MP

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Sep 2003

A BARISAN MP has proposed that special institutes be set up to equip fresh graduates with leadership and entrepreneurial skills. 

Datuk Abdul Hamid Abdul Rahman (BN - Sungai Benut) said training the graduates would ease unemployment. 

He cited India as an example of a country which had set up several post-graduate institutes such as the Indian Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Technology. 

“From past experience, transfer of technology through assistance from foreign companies is rather disappointing. 

“We need to develop our own institutions to ensure that transfer of technology can be done effectively,” he said when debating the 2004 Budget. 

Abdul Hamid proposed that big companies like Proton set up a technical university to enable graduates to explore technology more effectively. 

“Learning should focus on research and development-oriented instead of academic.” 

Abdul Hamid welcomed the Government proposal to list Felda on the KLSE. 

“At least 150,000 families of Felda settlers are expected to benefit from the listing,” he said, adding that share distribution to the families should be carefully carried out to ensure that they get the returns. 

The Government, he said, should continue its control over Felda to protect the interest of shareholders. 

Dr Tan Seng Giaw (DAP - Kepong) said the Government must set up a royal commission to investigate corruption cases.  

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