Published: Monday, 16 October 2017 10:21
BENTONG: The Government will assist the Indian community in Bentong by providing them with training and courses in e-commerce, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Speaking at a Deepavali celebration in Kampung Telemong multipurpose hall here, the Bentong MP said the Government wants to empower the Indian community, as well as youths in his constituency, to be involved in e-commerce.“As our country is fast developing, we want to make sure that there are ample job opportunities for young people in Bentong.“When there is growth in the tourism industry and increase in economic activity, there will be more job opportunities here.
Liow, who is MCA president, attended two Deepavali celebrations organized by local MIC leaders in Kampung Telemong and Taman Bukit Dinding here yesterday.He also presented the poor with rice and ang pow, to help ease their financial burden as the Festival of Light draws near.“We want Bentong residents to be able to celebrate Deepavali with utmost joy,” Liow said.Earlier in Putrajaya, Liow presented a RM2mil allocation to SJKC Dengkil, thanks to a special allocation from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The allocation will be used to build a three-storey block that will house 24 classrooms.Liow said the money received by the school was on top of the RM50mil the Government has allocated to Chinese primary schools this year.Also present were the school’s board of directors chairman Datuk Chan Meng Poh, Sepang MCA chief Datuk Ng Chok Sin and headmaster Wong See Lee.
Chan, who thanked the Prime Minister on behalf of the school, said the new building was expected to be ready next year.He said once the new block is ready, students would be able to study in a more comfortable environment.SJKC Dengkil, which has been around for nearly 60 years, has 652 students.
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Published: Tuesday, 03 October 2017 14:17
KUANTAN: The Regent of Pahang has made an appeal to Chinese youths to help develop the state.
Saying Malaysia’s success over the last 60 years was mainly due to mutual respect and understanding among the various races, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah believed that the young Chinese can make a huge contribution to Pahang.
“We have a social contract, and all youths should understand this and our Constitution. It is important not to forget our roots and the understanding that we inherited from our forefathers.
“From time to time, there will be problems but do not spoil everything because of that. We have a state government, Sultan, and Tengku Mahkota. We have to abide by the system,” the Regent said during an audience with Chinese youth organizations here yesterday.
Tengku Abdullah said if the people respected the royal institution, “we will reciprocate in kind”.
“I am not asking for votes, only your loyalty. We do not want to see this country plunge into chaos,” he added.
Tengku Abdullah urged the youth bodies to give him their ideas to help build a constructive relationship with the palace.
“Give us your ideas and we will study it. This is what I would like to focus on over the next few years to benefit the state,” he said.
During the event, the various representatives spoke on a wide range of issues, which included agricultural land allocation, tourism promotion, economic development, environmental issues, and patriotism. In response, the Regent proposed the setting up of an economic council for all races in Pahang.
On environmental problems, he said the state government should not be solely blamed as enforcement was difficult to carry out in a big state like Pahang.
On land allocation, Tengku Abdullah said this must be done fairly for all races to help create employment.
“The government is making the effort so I want to see support from the Chinese community,” he added.
Also present at the event were MCA Religious Harmony Bureau chairman Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker and Federation of Pahang Chinese Associations youth chief Datuk Ong Chong Keng.
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