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    BERNAMA.COMERNAMA.COM August 29, 2008 01:34 AM Govt Committed Towards Improving Quality Of Life of Malaysians, Says Najib KUALA LUMPUR Aug 29 (Bernama) -- The
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      August 29, 2008 01:34 AM

      Govt Committed Towards Improving Quality Of Life of Malaysians,
      Says Najib

      KUALA LUMPUR Aug 29 (Bernama) -- The government remains
      committed towards improving the quality of life of all
      Malaysians irrespective of race or religion, said Deputy
      Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

      He said the government continued to be open and had expanded
      the channels of communication between the people and it and
      also responded positively to concerns put forth by the people,
      including the Indian community.

      "It is important to tackle the specific issues of each
      community and the Cabinet Committee on Indian Welfare, of
      which I have been made chairman, has made progress on many
      fronts", he said at the 58th Malaysian Associated Indian
      Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) Annual Dinner here
      Thursday night.

      He said among the progress made was the lifting of the
      suspension of licences for dealing in scrap metal.

      The suspension, which was to assist investigations into steel
      theft had left many Indian businessmen adversely affected,
      he said. With regards to the status of Tamil schools, Najib
      said a task force had been formed by the Ministry of Education
      to look into schools that can be given full government aid.

      In addition, the government planned to train a total of
      3000 youths in hair styling as well as the food and beverage
      sector, areas which Indian society has been known to have a
      commercial presence, he added.

      He also announced the establishment of an Economics and
      Business Interface Group to be chaired by MAICCI president
      Datuk K.K Eswaran under the purview of the Ministry of
      Human Resource.

      The group will serve as a platform to channel the views on
      the commercial interests of the Malaysian Indian community,
      he said.

      On the subject of nation building, Najib said Malaysia being
      only 51 years old., had just mastered the art of walking when
      others have already leapt and run.

      "We are relatively a young nation compared to the United
      States of America, which has celebrated 232 years of
      independence and has become a world super power but Malaysia
      has managed to become the envy other developing countries,
      some whom gained independence a much earlier than us," he

      At the function, Najib also witnessed the signing of
      Memorandum of Understanding between MAICCI and Indian
      Hairdressing Salon Association for the provision of training
      for young Indian youths.

      More than 3,000 businessmen and corporate leaders attended the
      dinner to mark the 58th year of the MAICCI.

      -- BERNAMA

      Thank you & best regards.


      Yours in MAICCI,

      S. Rengasamy
      (Hon. Secretary General, MAICCI)
      Email: srsamy@...

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