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  • S Rengasamy
    New Straits Times Wednesday, August 06, 2008, 12.27 PM PUTRAJAYA: The government, through the Human Resources Ministry,will look into problems faced by Indian
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      New Straits Times
      Wednesday, August 06, 2008, 12.27 PM


      PUTRAJAYA: The government, through the Human Resources
      Ministry,will look into problems faced by Indian youths,
      particularly school dropouts.

      In a 45-minute meeting with 35 members of the Malaysian
      Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Deputy
      Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak also took note of the
      issues facing the Indian community.

      Describing the meeting as fruitful, chamber president
      Datuk K.K. Eswaran said after the meeting at Kelab Tasik that
      the Human Resources Ministry would provide short training
      stints, ranging from six months to one year, for the youths.

      "Already, an experienced and established hairstylist who has
      over 100 outlets in India has been engaged to provide training
      for the youths.

      "Youths from India will be in Malaysia for about one to two
      months for practical training in similar courses."

      The chamber, which has about 4,000 members throughout the
      country, aims to assist 500 youths to undergo training every
      year.

      "The ministry will also provide other forms of training for
      youths interested in going into the food, hotel or catering
      industry," said Eswaran.

      "We want them to be professional chefs at food outlets or
      restaurants, which are now being monopolised by cooks from
      India.

      "We also put forward a proposal to Najib for all Indian trade
      bodies, including goldsmiths, tourist operators, news agency
      associations, barber associations and metal traders, to be
      registered and placed under the chamber.

      "The problem we now face is that most of these bodies are
      not registered. So, it is difficult for us to assist foreign
      workers who are victimised by their employers."

      He said the deputy prime minister would bring the matter up
      with the cabinet.
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      S. Rengasamy
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