Young Entrepreneurs Told To Be Patient

By Saiful Bahri Kamaruddin
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MANTIN, N.SEMBILAN, Nov 21 2015 – Youths need to be patient when doing business.

They have to control their emotions when faced with a challenging situation, said  Deputy Vice-chancellor of UKM (Academic and International Affairs) Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Riza Atiq Abdullah OK Rahmat.

Conducting business is a form of worship and needs a lot of patience, said Prof Atiq Riza.

“The nature of patience, also known as ‘Mahmudah’, is quite necessary in life. Business is one way of advancing religion, race and country,” he said at the closing of the  Bumiputera Youth Entrepreneurial Program (TUBE) 2.0, here today.

According to him, patience and perseverance is very important because entrepreneurs are expected to be able to help others.

“I hope that entrepreneurs in this program can provide jobs and boost the economy. Hence, we can prevent unemployment, which is prohibited in Islam. Thus energy can be utilised by others,” he explained.

TUBE 2.0 is a Government initiative to help and support entrepreneurship among bumiputera youths.

About 50 youths from across the country participated in this program at National Service Programme Training Camp (PLKN) in Mantin organised by UKM and 10 other entrepreneurial centers under the leadership of Director of the Center for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (UKM-CESMED) Prof Datin Dr Shamshubaridah Ramlee.

The closing ceremony was officiated by the chairman of the public facilities, environmental, cooperative and consumerism EXCO committee of  Negeri Sembilan Dato’ Hj Abu Ubaidah Dato’ Hj Reza.

Also present was SME Corp Chairman Dato’ Dr Hafsah Hashim.

The programme started on 1 November, and the closing ceremony and presentation of certificates to successful participants was held simultaneously in 10 states.ukmnewsportal-eg