BUKIT LANJAN: Calling all hawkers, petty traders … forget the ‘blood-sucking’ Ah Longs (loan sharks)

This is the location of the day-long MyHawker roadshow
 BUKIT LANJAN: Calling all hawkers, petty traders … forget the ‘blood-sucking’ Ah Longs (loan sharks)

Are you a hawker or petty trader? Do you need financial aid? Do you need help to attract foodies to promote your cuisines?

If your answer is “Yes!” to all three questions, then there’s good news for you, especially those in Bukit Lanjan!

A day-long MyHawker roadshow will be held in front of Restoran Woh in Bandar Sri Damansara (1G Jalan Cempaka SD 12/2) tomorrow (Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 9am).

The roadshow will also feature the 1Malaysia Chinese hawker micro credit fund services.

MyHawker was introduced by the Development Unit of Hawkers, Petty Traders and Penang Hindu Endowment Board last year under Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Mah Siew Keong. (View video link above)

Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said the MyHawker roadshow would provide the opportunity to hawkers and petty traders to seek help to kick start or promote their existing business.

“The MyHawker service is extended free of charge,” he added.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said those who need financial loan to kick start or expand their existing business “are urged to visit the roadshow.

“There’s no need for you to go for the blood-sucking illegal Ah Longs or loan sharks. That would be the beginning of a disastrous financial nightmare,” he added.

Syed Razak urged hawkers and petty traders in Bukit Lanjan who need the help of MyHawker to “make time and check out the roadshow”.

Here are two news reports to help you understand more about MyHawker and the 1Malaysia Chinese hawker micro credit fund:

"Wednesday, 27 July 2016

MyHawker app to help foodies locate best place to eat


Innovative: Mah launching the app flanked by Plantation Industries and Commodities deputy minister Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur (left) and PM‘s Dept senior deputy secretary-general Tan Sri Othman Haji Mahmood.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians can now turn to the newly-launched MyHawker app to indulge in their favourite pastime – makan or eating sessions.

The app helps users find food outlets according to area, its halal status and type of meal – whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper.

It also enables users to rate outlets on their dish, price, service and hygiene.

Simon Ang, who manages a dried meat business in Jalan Alor here, said the app would allow hawkers to improve their food and service if they find their customers giving them negative reviews.

“This will in turn benefit future customers,” said Ang, 40, adding that establishments would also benefit from free publicity if the reviews were good.

The app, he said, would also enable Malaysians to enjoy each other’s cuisine.

“For Malays, the app can tell them which places serve halal food. It’s especially useful in places like Jalan Alor where there are halal establishments but you have to go and ask one by one.

“With the app, you can go straight to the halal outlet,” he said, adding it would also help tourists find good local eateries.

The MyHawker app was launched by Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong yesterday, who said the app would help hawkers and small business owners in the country grow in line with technology.

“In this era of innovation, many people, especially youths, use their smartphones. So, this will be a good way for them to find good places to eat,” said Mah.

MyHawker, a product by the Development Unit of Hawkers, Petty Traders and Penang Hindu Endowments Board, can be downloaded through Google Play Store and Apple App Store. - The Star Online

Mah Siew Keong: More than 1,000 of 1,744 applicants received 1 Malaysia Chinese hawker micro credit loan fund in first eight month of this year

Posted on 20/09/2016 | 6:02 0Posted in China Press
Photo Credit: China Press

China Press, 15 Sep 2016

(Kuala Lumpur, 14 Sep) Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong points out that up till August, the 1Malaysia Chinese hawker micro credit fund has received 1,744 applications. A total of 1,088 applications are approved and more than 1,000 applicants benefited from the fund.

Mah also announced the launching of two competitions – “MyHawker delicious food photo competition” and “Small business big plan” on 15 September and 31 October respectively with Unit Penjaja, Peniaga Kecil dan Wakaf Hindu(UPPPKWH) after attending the Malaysia Day cum Mid-Autumn Festival organised by Kuala Lumpur Hawkers and Petty Traders Association.

Those who are present included Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry deputy secretary-general Toisin Gantor, Kuala Lumpur Hawkers and Petty Traders Association chairman Datuk Ang Say Tee, vice president cum activity organising committee chairman Datuk Liao Jin Hua, Youth Clan Foundation chairman Datuk Seri Ang Lai Hee, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun of DAP and others.

In search of creative ideas for corporate planning

Mah said the MyHawker delicious food photo competition is targeted to encourage more people upload delicious food, promote hawker food and discover unknown delicacies of Malaysian food.

“Currently the MyHawker app has 500 hawkers and 3,000 users.”

Mah said the “Small business big planning” business proposals competition is to encourage innovation and creativity in business, attracting potential corporate newbies to pen their ideas for hawkers and petty traders on how to effectively help potential petty traders and hawkers.

He hopes to search for 10 creative business planning ideas through the competition.

Those who are interested to participate visit the official websites of MyHawker and UPPPKWH for more details.

Mah also revealed that he is proud of Malaysia able to celebrate several festivals at one time. He said tourists would have the opportunities to experience cultural diversity in Malaysia.

Besides the annual parade with lantern, there are also dance performances from three major ethnic groups, songs, dragon dance and 24 season drums during the celebrations.

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