KPLB to give cooperation to EC if MRSM to be used in Johor polls

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — MARA Junior Science College (MRSM) under the Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) is prepared to work with the Election Commission (EC) if the colleges were to be utilised as polling centres in the Johor state election.

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the ministry had no problem giving its cooperation to the EC.

According to the Education Ministry, the Johor state election would involve 151 schools, including MRSM, which will be used as polling centres.

In another development, Mahadzir called on agencies or private corporations with e-commerce products to collaborate with the ministry to help the eDesa platform, which focuses on small- and medium-industry (SMI) products.

He said this would also help increase the income of rural entrepreneurs.

“The eDesa platform offers a market for the SMI products,” he told reporters after the launch of the eDesa App here today.

At the event, Mahadzir also witnessed the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between eDesa, Desa Mall@KPLB and delivery company, Delyva which collaborated with 20 other delivery companies.

Meanwhile, eDesa managing director Saiful Zaharin Zakariya said the platform now has 500 sellers and is targeting the participation of 20,000 online sellers by end of this year.

“We also targetted to have 1,000 active sellers by Ramadan this year and would also try to lure more sellers using social media and physical advertisement across the country,” he added.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency