MELAKA, June 24 (Bernama) -- At least 100 Indian retailers are expected to
take part in the Retail Shop Transformation (Tukar) programme by year-end.
Minister in the Prime Minister''s Department Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said
currently, 38 retail shops belonging to the Indian community had taken part in
the programme aimed at helping them modernise the shops.
"To realise this aspiration, the government allocated RM8 million through
the Malaysia Suria Cooperative to help modernise selected Indian retail shops to
boost their income," he told reporters after closing the 2012 Young Generation
Students Science Festival here today.
Meanwhile, Palanivel, who is also MIC president, said the party was planning
to ask the government to set up an urban transformation centre (UTC),
specifically for the Indian community.
He said there was a need for such a centre as many people faced problems,
including some who were in debt.
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