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Madani Roundtable: Govt-owned supermarket among recommendations to balance supply, demand

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — The establishment of a government-owned supermarket is one of the results of the discussion of the Malaysia Madani Round-Table on Socio-Cultural Well-Being, which was held at the Parliament building today.

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) said that the establishment of the supermarket is to balance supply and demand factors.

“It is also agreed that the government can resolve the issue of workload of teachers in schools, which has a negative impact on the education system, and also the importance of graduate big data,” UPSI said in a statement.

The discussion also led to suggestions to develop models and best practices in fostering unity, similar to what is being practiced in Sarawak, for the rest of the country.

It also made a recommendation to the government to strengthen the involvement of the private sector and non-governmental organisations, to address the issue of climate change and environmental ecosystem sustainability, by taking into account expertise from abroad to create a new approach.

It added that all the results of the discussion will be fine-tuned by the UPSI Socio-Cultural Research Centre, before being submitted to the government.

The one-day programme, jointly organised by the Malaysian Parliament and Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, aimed at collecting ideas and information, to strengthen the understanding and appreciation of Malaysia’s socio-cultural background issues, from various segments of society.

Four main clusters of development, which became the focus of intensive and inclusive discussions through dialogue sessions, brainstorming and round-table discussions, were Wellbeing, Innovation and Economic Growth; Education, Cultural Values and Human Development; Security, National Unity and Institutional Strengthening; as well as Climate Change and Environmental Ecosystem Sustainability.

— Bernama

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