Malaysians urged to undertake training programmes in India

March 28th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin  

Kuala Lumpur, March 28 (IANS) India has renewed its invitation to Malaysian government officials and professionals to undergo fully sponsored training programmes under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) scheme. Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia Ashok K. Kantha said the capacity-building training would be in various fields, including banking, information and communications technology (ICT), audit and accounts, hydrology, management and journalism, the Tamil Nesan reported on its front page.He said training under this programme was an important aspect of the multi-faceted relationship between India and Malaysia.

Since the early 1990s, 183 Malaysian candidates had participated in ITEC training programmes, he said.

Kantha also urged Malaysian students to take full advantage of various education schemes, particularly those under the self-financing scheme for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and engineering.

The Star newspaper reported him as saying that existing opportunities were not being fully used.

Malaysia’s youth and sports ministry has also said it would create the post of a ’special officer’ to look after the development needs of Indian youths in the absence of a parliamentary secretary.

Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry was looking at a new mechanism to channel funding to sports associations in the states of Penang, Kedah, Perak and Selangor.

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