KEB 2024 promotes fair economic opportunities for bumiputera

KOTA BHARU: The government’s efforts to emphasise the empowerment of the bumiputera economic agenda in ministries, agencies, government-linked companies (GLCs), and government-linked investment companies (GLICs) through the Bumiputera Economic Congress (KEB) 2024 can enhance progress and promote fair economic opportunities between the Bumiputera and other races.

Kelantan UMNO chief Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub said that KEB 2024 would have a positive impact on all industry players by considering digital technology advancements, automation, as well as the need for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), thereby improving Bumiputera economic participation and control.

"I also laud the proposal for the establishment of the Bumiputera Land Corporation, which will undoubtedly increase the Bumiputera shares in real estate in the country,” he said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 29).

Ahmad Jazlan, who is also Felcra Berhad chairman, said Felcra has accepted the government's call to become one of the largest palm oil exporters in the country within the next five years.

"I am confident that KEB 2024 will contribute to the country's economic prosperity through collaborative efforts among different communities,” he said.

KEB 2024 focuses on 10 clusters covering 10 sectors: Education Reform and Human Capital; Institutions of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (Main Career Choice) and Strengthening of Halal Industry and Rural Development and Empowerment of Orang Asli Communities.

Other clusters are Wealth Creation and Corporate Dominance, Competitiveness of Bumiputera Enterprises, Mastery of New Technologies, Felda and Federal Territory Land, Socioeconomy of Sabah Bumiputera and Socioeconomy of Sarawak Bumiputera. – Bernama

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