PM Anwar hopes BEC 2024 will trigger stronger bumiputra economic agenda


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim expressed his hope that the Bumiputera Economic Congress (BEC) 2024 would trigger a shift towards strengthening and reforming the bumiputra economic development agenda.

Anwar also hoped that the three-day congress, which began on Thursday (Feb 29), could serve as a platform for planning the direction of bumiputra economic development.

"Expecting critical discourse throughout the congress until Saturday (March 2) and capable of proposing new directions and approaches to trigger a shift in efforts to empower and reform the Bumiputera economic development agenda," he said in a Facebook post.

In the afternoon, Anwar took time to observe the running of BEC 2024 held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Putrajaya.

The Prime Minister also visited the exhibition booths provided and interacted with Bumiputera entrepreneurs.

In the same post, Anwar also expressed his admiration for the efforts and creative abilities of the entrepreneurs involved in developing their products.

BEC 2024, organised by the Economy Ministry and the Rural and Regional Development Ministry through Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara), is held to set new directions, policies, and approaches for strengthening the bumiputra empowerment agenda.- Bernama

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