The Malaysian government hopes to develop 50,000 Indian entrepreneurs over a time period of 15 years, as part of the Malaysian Indian Economics Blueprint, reports Free Malaysia Today. This will enable Indians to be part of the national economic development, stated G Palanivel, president of Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC). This announcement was made at the recent launch of the Malaysian India Economics Conference (MIEC).
Palanivel stated that the development of 50,000 Indian entrepreneurs would, in turn, help create about 2 lakh jobs in Malaysia.
As a part of this plan, the MIC, in conjunction with the Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI), will hold conferences and Outreach Service Progammes in various states of Malaysia in the next few months.
In addition, there are plans to deploy eight forums nationwide to collect data about the present situation of Indian entreprenuers in Malaysia.
“All inputs will be included in a blueprint which later will be presented to the government through Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. The document itself is intended to be a working plan and will help the Barisan Nasional goverment identify specific action items,” stated Palanivel.