Bigger allocation for TVET if “sakau” is eradicated – PM Anwar

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BANTING: The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) could be implemented and further strengthened via bigger allocations provided corruption and mismanagement in the country are eradicated, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

He said, Malaysia has the potentialities in TVET field as the country is now the focus of foreign investors especially in the semiconductor sector.

Highlighting on the mismanagement in the country, Anwar stressed that corrupt practices or “sakau” (cleptocracy) have caused hundreds and millions of Ringgit wasted.

“Strict actions should be implemented to stop the “sakau” …buy TVET equipments at RM40 million but “sakau” RM5 million. Planning to start a flood mitigation project with the cost of RM1 billion but “sakau” RM200 million.

“This betrayal must be stopped so that we can give back the money to the people. The younger generation should understand why the people are angry with us and why we keep on talking about corruption and mismanagement.

“We are having difficulty to find money because of corrupt practices,” he said in his speech at the launch of National TVET Day and National TVET policy 2030 at the Kuala Langat Industrial Training Institute here Saturday.

Also present at the event were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who is also the Chairman of the National TVET Committee, Minister of Human Resources, Steven Sim Chee Keong and Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Mohd. Zuki Ali.

Meanwhile, in his Facebook post, the prime minister said, in order to attract the youngsters to participate in TVET, the MADANI government has allocated an additional of RM200 million to the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK) to sponsor students in the fields of EV, cyber security, artificial intelligence, advanced materials, plantation mechanism, agriculture automation and breeding.

“It has also given the TVET institution opportunities to open up more segments especially for the handicapped, Orang Asli and the ethnic groups in Sabah and Sarawak,” he said.

The event also witnessed the exchanges of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between the government and six GLCs and private companies related to training including Advance Retro Solution Sdn. Bhd. Robert Bosch Sdn, Bhd. SIRIM Bhd., Securities Commission Malaysia, UEM Group Berhad and UOA Development Berhad.

Besides that Anwar said, three other exchanges of Memorandum of Cooperation between the Government –Industry TVET Coordination Body (GITC) with UniKL, GITC with FANUC (MIT Automation) and GITC with Boomslang Technology Sdn. Bhd.

Anwar added, the signing of the MoC with the cooperation umbrella concept is to continue becoming the connector which could benefit the TVET institution in Malaysia that crosses 12 ministries related to TVET in opening cooperation spaces to be closer with the industries. –Malaysia World News


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