ALOR STAR, Aug 20 — Kedah Umno Youth has proposed that the Ukir Mall be turned into the first centre in the city trading in digital gadgets like Low Yat Plaza in Kuala Lumpur.
Its head, Datuk Shaiful Hazizy Zainol Abidin, handed a memorandum on the proposal to Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir at Wisma Darul Aman here today.
Shaiful Hazizy said the mall would be a new platform to help young entrepreneurs in Kedah who wanted to trade in genuine electronic and telecommunications gadgets. “Ukir Mall occupies a strategic location in the middle of the city and it is also owned by the Kedah State Development Corporation,” he said.
The mall is a temporary location for traders in Pekan Rabu due to renovation of the iconic shopping centre that would be completed in two-and-a-half years.
He said the proposal was also aimed at making it easier for the public to buy telecommunications and digital gadgets in the state.
Umno Youth also proposed that the state government collaborate with Mara to provide training and guidance to new bumiputera traders.
Shaiful Hazizy also said that racism and political issues should not arise as the centre would benefit all parties regardless of race.
He said Mukhriz had received the proposal well. — Bernama