The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 03, 2012
 

Building talent 'a key focus' for Mendaki in coming years

But education and helping those in difficulty are still important, says Dr Yaacob

 
 

Talent development will be a key point of focus for Malay self-help group Mendaki in the coming years to meet the changing demands of the community, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim on Friday.

He stressed that education will continue to remain an important part of Mendaki's efforts, and the self-help group's focus will be expanded to reach out to Malay-Muslims who are performing well, said Dr Yaacob, who is also its chairman.

"The shape of the community has changed," noted the Minister for Communications and Information.

"We cannot focus on only those at the bottom, we also have to see what the people are doing at the middle and top end because we have to build up our talent pool as much as possible."