KOTA KINABALU, July 20 (Bernama) -- TEKUN Nasional should be proactive and
assist competitive small businesses enhance their operations.
In making the call, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yahya Hussin said many
small businesses in villages and housing areas lacked capital for expansion.
"Hence, TEKUN should identify them and extend loan to help their business
expansion," he said after receiving a call from the TAKUN Community of
Entrepreneurs Club of the Putatan Parliamentary, led by Chairman Sumita
Hassandi, at his office in Wisma Pertanian Sabah near here today.
Yahya who is State Agriculture and Food Industry Minister, said TEKUN should
assist small entrepreneurs who make traditional snacks at home and sell it at
weekly markets, housing areas and eateries because their skills had the
potential to be developed.
"TEKUN should bring these small entrepreneurs to the next level by helping
them in terms of guidance and capital," he said.
To date, TEKUN has assisted 267 entrepreneurs including 162 women in the
Putatan Parliamentary with loans totaling RM2.225 million.