Thursday, March 23, 2006

PM: Muslim world needs to develop entrepreneurial skills

KUALKA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said on Thursday that the Muslim world must develop entrepreneurial skills and managerial expertise.
Speaking at the 'Third Islamic Development Bank (IDB) 1440H Vision Commission Meeting and launching the IDB 1440H Vision Document' here, he said, "The Muslim World is not lacking in assets.
"It possesses an abandunt supply of resources for wealth creation. In terms of numbers, the 1.3 billion Muslims represent at least 20% of the world's manpower."

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahamd Badawi shaking hands with one of the delegates at the third Islamic Development Bank 1440H Vision Commission meeting on arrival at the welcoming dinner at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Wednesday night. Also present was IDB president Dr Ahmed Mohammed Ali (right). "Muslim countries occupy strategic gheographical positions, being located in the centgral region of the earth which are the most fertile and resource rich in the world.
"If there is any deficiency it is more in the area of entrepreneur skills and managerial expertise.
"These we must develop ...," the Prime Minister, who is also the Chairman of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) said.
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