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DPM Zahid Unveils Bumiputera Economic Congress to Shape Future Policy Agenda

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi has revealed plans for the forthcoming Bumiputera Economic Congress (KEB), scheduled to transpire from February 29 to March 2. The initiative aims to chart a renewed trajectory and strategy for advancing the Bumiputera agenda, with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the Cabinet providing explicit directives. The KEB, hosted at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, will address ten pivotal clusters, encompassing educational and human capital reforms, reinforcing the halal industry, fostering economic empowerment in Sabah and Sarawak Bumiputera communities, and assimilating new technologies.

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In-Depth Focus on Key Clusters:

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid, who concurrently serves as the Rural and Regional Development Minister, highlighted the comprehensive nature of the KEB. This congress will convene professionals, academics, and industry stakeholders for each cluster, ensuring a collaborative and multifaceted approach. It seeks to provide insights into the Madani government’s commitment to actualizing the Bumiputera agenda through a holistic lens, addressing the diverse needs and aspirations of the Bumiputera community.

Presentation of Resolutions and Prime Minister’s Address:

During the KEB, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is expected to receive a comprehensive resolution summarizing the key outcomes. This includes innovative strategies aimed at empowering Bumiputeras, particularly within the realm of new technology, and forward-looking plans designed to shape future generations. Zahid stressed the significance of this congress, emphasizing its practical application beyond theoretical resolutions. Two overseeing ministries, the Rural and Regional Development Ministry (KKDW) and the Economy Ministry, have been assigned to monitor and drive the implementation of resolutions for each cluster, underscoring a commitment to translating discussions into tangible actions.

Commitment to Tangible Results:

Zahid emphasized that the KEB is not merely a platform for generating paper resolutions; rather, it incorporates a robust mechanism with dedicated ministries ensuring the effective implementation of resolutions for each cluster. This underscores a commitment to translating discussions and plans into tangible actions that positively impact the Bumiputera community. The announcement of the KEB signals a concerted effort by the government to address the multifaceted challenges and opportunities faced by the Bumiputera population in Malaysia, reaffirming a commitment to actionable solutions.