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Set up Umno scholarship and Umno College, says Mukhriz

PAPAR: An Umno leader has proposed the setting up of “Umno scholarship” and “Umno College” to project the role of the party in youth development.

Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathirstressed on “Umno” in both proposed endeavours so that bumiputras, in particular, could appreciate the party’s contributions.

He said both institutions must benefit not just children of Umno members, but of every community “whom we also serve”.

Mukhriz, who is also Kedah Umno liaison deputy chairman, noted that there had been bumiputra students with excellent academic results who did not have the opportunity to pursue further studies.

He said the scholarship offered accessibility to easy loan to enable such students to reach the highest level.

He acknowledged that the idea was not new as some Umno grassroots were already providing similar scholarships.

On the proposed Umno College, he said it would be an avenue for bumiputra students who failed to get into institutions of higher learning to acquire skills.

“It is in line with our New Economic Model to increase income,” he said, citing the service sector as a focus.

He said the endeavour might entail taking over an existing college or collaborating with other training institutions.

Mukhriz said this at the opening of the division’s 20th Sabah Umno Youth Movement delegates’ meeting last week.

(Ihsan: The StarOnline)


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