Malay SMES urged to unite

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

BRUNEI'S Malay businessmen need to put aside their differences and stand in unity to help drive the sultanate's economic growth, an official of the Federation of the Brunei Malay Entrepreneurs (PPPMB) said yesterday.

PPPMB vice president Faridah Hj Mohd Taufik yesterday said jealousy towards one another's success in business is not helping the quality of Malay businesses. Successful ventures by Bruneian Malays should instead be looked up to as an inspiration and motivation for others to emulate, she added.

"We should shift our focus instead on how to be successful in Brunei and also on how to take advantage of the export market," Faridah said during a gathering yesterday to honour the new administrative members of the federation.

Likewise, former member Dato Paduka Dr Hj Latiff Hj Chuchu in his opening remarks stressed the importance of standing in unity.

He reminded Brunei Malay business owners to settle their disputes amicably and to refrain from back stabbing.

Businesses should also centralise their services and products around Brunei's unique culture and heritage, Faridah said.

DSPU Hj Osman Hj Omar was named president, with Hj Hambali Tengah as deputy.

The Brunei Times