‘Tangible economic input a sign of true patriotism’


PENAMPANG: True patriotism should be demonstrated through tangible contributions to the nation’s progress, particularly in economic spheres, rather than mere expressions of emotion, says Datuk Ewon Benedick.

The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister, who is also Penampang MP, stressed that active involvement in economic endeavours, such as entrepreneurship and cooperative participation, signifies a profound sense of patriotism to elevate the country’s economic stature.

He said that the government has established entrepreneurial development policies, as well as various schemes and initiatives designed to assist citizens in realising such aspirations and fostering national growth.

“By meeting the set requirements and using services from relevant agencies, people can help boost economic activities and increase exports through their entrepreneurial contributions. They can significantly contribute to the country’s economy by creating jobs, attracting investments and supporting local communities, leading to further development,” he added.

Ewon was speaking to reporters after the inauguration of the Sabah-level 2024 Merdeka Month Expression programme at the International Technology and Commercial Centre shopping mall here yesterday, Bernama reported.

The event was organised by the Communications Ministry.

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