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  • Cabinet approves international probe team for MH370
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TEMERLOH, 25 Mac (Bernama) -- Golongan peniaga dan penjaja yang belum pernah

membuat pinjaman dengan mana-mana bank atau institusi kewangan akan diberikan

keutamaan mendapatkan pinjaman di bawah Skim Pembiayaan Mikrokredit.

Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan Datuk Seri Ismail

Sabri Yaakob berkata, kerajaan memperuntukkan sebanyak RM150 juta bagi kemudahan

peniaga dan penjaja untuk mendapatkan pinjaman di bawah skim itu.

"Tahun lepas sebanyak RM50 juta diperuntukkan bagi pinjaman kepada peniaga

dan penjaja dan tahun ini sebanyak RM100 juta lagi diluluskan.

"Justeru, seramai 1.5 juta penjaja dan peniaga kecil yang berdaftar dengan

Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) boleh memohon pinjaman tersebut," katanya

ketika merasmikan Seminar Halalan Toyyiban di sini, hari ini.

Semalam, Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mengumumkan peruntukan

tambahan RM50 juta untuk skim pinjaman mikro kredit bagi tahun ini dan RM50 juta

lagi tahun depan.

Ismail Sabri berkata sehingga kini 17,871 peniaga dan penjaja

telah mengemukakan permohonan untuk mendapatkan pinjaman tersebut.

Daripada jumlah itu, 13,484 ialah penjaja dan 4,395 peniaga.

Dalam pada itu beliau berkata peniaga dan penjaja yang masih membuat

pinjaman dengan bank atau lain-lain institusi kewangan atau Amanah Ikhtiar

Malaysia (AIM) dan masih berhutang tidak dibenarkan membuat pinjaman.

Katanya, kemudahan pembiayaan bermula daripada RM1,000 sehingga RM50,000 dan

keutamaan diberikan kepada peniaga yang menyediakan Menu Rakyat 1 Malaysia

(MR1M) bagi tujuan modal pusingan dan pembelian peralatan.

Ismail Sabri berkata kemudahan pinjaman yang diberikan kepada penjaja dan

peniaga kecil itu melambangkan sikap prihatin kerajaan terhadap peranan mereka

yang bersama-sama kerajaan meningkatkan hasil dan ekonomi Negara



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