There is a new reign in Malaysia. Najib is now the new Prime Minister and he has his own ideas how to shape Malaysia.
So when it came to his new cabinet, Najib decided that the Kementerian Pembangunan Ushawan dan Koperasi otherwise known MeCD is no longer relevant as a stand alone ministry.
Najib moved most of the responsibilities and its agencies directly under the Prime Minister department.
Its former minister Noh bin Haji Omar has taken over as the Minister Of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries and GEW Malaysia patron and former MeCD deputy miniter, Saifuddin bin Abdullah is now the new deputy Minister of Higher Education.
On a recent launch of the Cambridge Advance Diploma in Entrepreneurship. Dato Saifuddin said that his current role in shaping the higher education system in Malaysia is perfect to cultivate an entrepreneurial culture among students in Universities and Colleges. Even with his new portfolio, his aim is still the same.
He also joked he was instrumental for the closing of MeCD as it was the same as the Ministry of IT in India. The Ministry of IT India was established after India is strong in IT as was the same case Malaysian is strong in entrepreneurship.
Joke aside, I do believe that as a whole, Malaysians have the entrepreneurial spirit and regardless what new incarnation of the ministry, we will still be pushing forward. We can only hope, that the new ministers truly believe in the development of entrepreneurs and not just give good lip service.
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