19 Dec '15, 11am

Bridging the Gap

Mixed reactions to Malaysia’s first digital mall for Bumiputera traders The MARA Digital Mall in Kuala Lumpur is the first of a series of Bumiputera-only malls planned across the nation. It is part of the nation’s longstanding policy of affirmative action for ethnic Malays and indigenous groups. By Sumisha Naidu, Malaysia Correspondent, Channel NewsAsia Posted 18 Dec 2015 21:43 Updated 18 Dec 2015 22:21 KUALA LUMPUR: In early December, Malaysia launched its “first” digital mall exclusively for traders who are Bumiputera, the collective term for the ethnic Malays and indigenous groups who make up the majority of the Malaysian population. For six months, shop-owners at the MARA Digital Mall in Kuala Lumpur will not have to pay rent, all part of Rural and Regional Development Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s plans to help “disadvantaged” Bumiputera entrepreneurs break into a lu...

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