The Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Minister’s Department has allocated RM12mil to improve the livelihood of the Indian community.

Deputy Minister Datuk S. K. Devamany said several programmes were being planned to train Indian youths in vocational courses.

The courses included those in the hospitality and services industry namely tourism, broadcasting, filming, logistics, and entrepreneurship.

“The Government wants the community to realise that many people have benefited from EPU’s efforts,“ he told a press conference after launching the eAcademy, a joint-venture between KnowledgeCom and SAP Malaysia here yesterday.

He said those interested in attending training programmes should register at the Social Strategic Foun­dation (YSS) of the MIC.

“YSS will also consider giving out small loans to those who want to start a business,” he added.
“The EPU has also given out 200 taxi permits to Malaysian Indians through the Entrepreneur Developm­ent and Coorperative Ministry,“ he said.

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Broadway said...


It is good to know that such allocations are being set aside for us. Will be good to let the readers know how to obtain and benefit from such allocations. Or as usual being Indian we'll be ignorant when there is opportunity and 'bitch' when the doors are closed.