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New name for trade, consumer affairs ministry

KUANTAN, 11 June 2009: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is now known as the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism.

Its minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in announcing this today, said the name change had been agreed upon by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the cabinet at their weekly meeting yesterday.

“The change is effective immediately (as of 10 June) and we will be using a new logo for the ministry. For this purpose, a logo-designing competition will be organised soon,” he said after the state-level launching of Koperasi Bela Rakyat
(Kobera) here today.

Ismail Sabri said the name change was made because a number of cooperative-related agencies, previously under the Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Ministry which has been abolished, now come under his ministry.

He said with the abolishment, agencies connected with entrepreneur development were placed under the International Trade and Industry Ministry, while agencies that came under his ministry included Perbadanan Nasional, the Cooperative Commission of Malaysia, the Cooperative College, and those related to franchising and the vendor sector. — Bernama

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