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Malaysia Airports Collaborate with MECD to Help Bumiputera Entrepreneurs

25 August 2007

Kuala Lumpur, 25 August 2007 - Bumiputera's involvement in business at KL International Airport (KLIA) and LCCT-KLIA is set to increase after Malaysia Airports exchanged Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Co-operative Development (MECD) at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) today.

This MoU will enable Malaysia Airports and MECD to collaborate in giving Bumiputera the chance and opportunities to develop via marketing and product promotion at premises provided by Malaysia Airports at KLIA.

Bumiputera entrepreneurship will be allocated five F&B kiosks at Food Garden LCCT-KLIA, two F&B outlets at Contact Pier KLIA and one retail outlet at Block C, Link Bridge, Main Terminal Building, KLIA.

Y.Bhg. Dato' Seri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports said: "Malaysia Airports is very pleased to be given the opportunity to assist MECD in helping Bumiputera entrepreneurs to further develop their business at KLIA and LCCT-KLIA. This is also part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity, where we help Bumiputera entrepreneurs market their products.

Dato' Bashir added: "Malaysia Airports will also help to promote their business via our advertising and promotion channels such as KLIA TV, KLIA Times, and also KLIA website."

Currently, Bumiputera's involvement at KLIA stood at 66% of the total retail outlets and the number is set to increase with this collaboration.

The MoU was signed on August 23, 2007 where Malaysia Airports was represented by Dato' Seri Bashir and Umar Bustamam, General Manager of Commercial Services while MECD was represented by Dato' Musa Mohd, Director General and Zurina bt Ahmad, Division Secretary.

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