KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) -- The Ex-Armed Forces Affairs Corporation
(PERHEBAT) has found that only 8,837 from 250,000 non-pensionable ex-armed
forces personnel have registered to participate in the Veterans Social-Economic
Development Programme (PPSEV) conducted by the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM).
PPSEV is an initiative implemented by PERHEBAT to assist non-pensionable
ex-army personnel to improve the group''s social-economic condition.
The PPSEV programme among others through Perwira Niaga Malaysia (PERNAMA) is
aimed at providing entrepreneur training to non-pensionable ex-army groups.
PERHEBAT chairman, Admiral Tan Sri Ilyas Din said such efforts could provide
a continuous livelihood for non-pensionable members of the armed forces.
He said the corporation encouraged non-pensionable former army members to be
involved in business and they would be trained by PERNAMA for free.
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He added, all expenditure incurred during training would be fully borne by
a RM50 million budget announced by the government last year to develop the PPSEV
"At the moment, more than 1,000 trainees have completed their retailing
course and 300 trainees are conducting their own retailing businesses.
"We will also be cooperating with companies which could provide
opportunities to members to build franchise businesses and as agents to
companies," he said when launching a PERHEBAT, PERNAMA and Singer (Malaysia) Sdn
Bhd project in Sungai Buloh, here today.
At the launch, 34 people were appointed Singer sales agents.
Through the cooperation, agents appointed by Singer need to undergo
entrepreneur training of between three and six months and would involve putting
up a capital of RM30,000 for a shop and sales stocks.
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