GE15: Filling job gaps via skilled education in Port Dickson – Kamalanathan
KUALA LUMPUR — Port Dickson being popular tourist spot should be leveraged not only to attract tourists but equally to raise the employment opportunities for the locals here by giving skilled training and education an aspiration message shared by Barisan Nasional candidate P.Kamalanathan.
The former Hulu Selangor MP said the employment opportunity for the locals is quite low in Port Dickson because this constituency serves as a popular destination and income earner for both the tourism and oil&gas industries.
He added there is a ‘missing gap’ for higher and skilled education to train the locals, youths for these industries.
“ The tourism industry has a huge employment sector right from hotels, F&B and tourist guide needs. This is something I want to do.
“Being a former deputy minister for higher education for the last five years has given a lot of knowledge and what are the needs to be done as far the education sector is concerned.
“All that we need to do is to get the support from the Federal government to make it a reality.
“Besides, there is also a need for a fully residential college. As you are also aware, Port Dickson is a place where management takes their employees for team building, so I don’t see why we can’t have a fully residential college as a facility and this place could be a good educational hub.” said Kamalanathan when interviewed by Asia News Today.
The P132 Port Dickson is a hot seat to closely watch as the Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun will be contesting this seat followed by Cikgu Haji Rafiei Mustapha (PN), activist Rani Kulup (independent), Dr Ahmad Idham (Pejuang) and P.Kamalanthan from Barisan Nasional.
In total, it will be a five-corner fight. And from 2008 to 2018, PKR has made Port Dickson their strong battle ground.
A total of 104, 450 registered voters based on Election Commission data.
The voting composition is Malay 43%, Chinese 33% and Indian 22%