Friday, June 12, 2009

Use modern methods: Sikie

Farming community urged to change old ways of doing things in daily operation

BINTULU: Bumiputera entrepreneurs and the farming community particularly have been urged to utilise modern methods and techniques in their daily operation.

Kakus assemblyman John Sikie Tayai, in making the call yesterday, said in today’s competitive world, they had to change their mindset to be able to succeed in their respective endeavour.

“Farmers should change their old ways of doing things and use modern methods of production. What you have started must produce results and that translates to profit,” he said when officiating at the closing of a ‘Gerak Gempur’ (income expansion) course at Regency Plaza Hotel yesterday.

He however lamented that many Bumiputera entrepreneurs were still far behind their Chinese counterparts in many aspects of the business operation.

To correct this he said that they could, for example, learn from them and be willing to change their old ways.

He also advised them to be brave and grab every opportunity that came their way and not to wait for the government to provide for them.

On the part of the government he said it was providing various courses to the people interested to participate in the business sector.

Earlier, assistant director of Sarawak Development Office (Miri Division) Rabizah Muhammad, who also spoke called on the people in the rural area to grab all opportunities provided by the government to improve their economic standing.

She said that 88 people mainly from Tatau took part in yesterday’s course organised by Sarawak Development Office in collaboration with Tatau District Office.

The participants learned about four scopes of business; agro-based, small and medium enterprise, services, and agriculture, which they could explore.

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