Kameri (left) with 1Azam participants. Image: The Borneo Post

Director of Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development Unit Chief Minister Department Kameri Affendi said more than 7,000 participants in the state to benefit from the 1Azam programme.

He added that, starting in January until December 2012, the target Key Performance Index (KPI) set to 9,000 participants ministry almost achieved.

“Under [...]

Recipients of the 1Azam assistance can benefit consistently from the funds and training provided by the government if they practise hard work.

Senator Datuk Armani Mahiruddin said that among the assistance provided through the relevant agencies include skills training that is in high demand in the market which would enable the recipients to increase the income for [...]

With his livelihood and the lives of his family considerably improved, the mechanic is now happy with his lot. Picture by New Straits Times

Samari Sahar, of Felda Sri Ledang was able to go into the business with a capital of RM2,700 from the 1Azam Niaga programme under the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.

He [...]

The government, through the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry, has allocated RM400 million for the implementation of 1Azam (End the Poverty) programme next year in a bid to help the poor.

Its deputy minister, Datuk Noriah Kasnon, said the ministry targeted 65,000 participants to benefit from the allocation.

“The main objectives of the programme are to [...]

The 1Azam programme under the Low-Income Households (LIH) National Key Results Area (NKRA) of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) has created revenue generation opportunities for extreme poor households.

The opportunities are provided via job placements, skills training, agriculture and business.

Since the launch of the 1Azam programme in 2010, a total of 3,500 female entrepreneurs have been [...]

Mahri (left) presenting a souvenir to Abdul Rahman, witnessed by Temenggung Helmi Mohd Gol. Photo credit: Borneo Post

KUCHING: The state government aims to have zero hardcore poor in the state when the country hits high income status by 2020.

It plans to achieve this target by using the ‘1Azam’ programme, which comes under the e-Kasih [...]

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the participation of 80,579 people in the 1AZAM Programme is proof of the effectiveness of this initiative as a strategic effort by the Government to eradicate poverty.

He said the programme, which was introduced in 2010 under the Low-Income Households NKRA, was aimed at the low-income group from [...]

The Women, Family And Community Development Ministry had succeeded in registering some 490,000 poor families nationwide said Deputy Minister Senator Datuk Heng Seai Kie.

Quality time: Heng observing participants of a colouring contest during her official visit to Kampung Sempalit, Raub.

She added that the figure showed an increase from some 200,000 people registered under its [...]

The 1Azam programme is an economic empowerment move aimed at raising the competitive level of low-income people to boost their earning power.

Recently, 75 people from the interior division of Tenom, Sabah, received various items to enhance their business potential under the programme, implemented nationwide by the government.

The 1Azam contributions were handed over by Tenom Umno [...]

Small-time businesswomen in Sepanggar, near here, are expected to see a boost in their income come Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri, thanks to the 1Azam Niaga programme.

Hawker Sukmah Tokong is pleased with the new oven that will help her to increase her cake-making capacity and boost her income.

Two of the programme’s beneficiaries — hawker [...]

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