Malaysia to promote growth of 10,000 Indian entrepreneurs by 2011

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Malacca (Malaysia), July 13 (ANI): The Prime Minister's Department in Malaysia has targeted raising 10,000 entrepreneurs from the Indian community in the next two years.

The Star quoted the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Senator T. Murugiah, as saying that the Indian community, especially the youths, were being encouraged to delve in small businesses, agro-farming and taking up franchises.

"To date, we have produced 3,000 entrepreneurs from the Indian community," he told reporters after opening a seminar on small businesses, agro-farming and franchises here yesterday.

On measures announced by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in conjunction with his 100 days in office, Murugiah said this showed that the Government had no intention of sidelining Indians. (ANI)

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