‘If Ramly can do it, so can you’
HULU TERENGGANU: From a streetside burger stall to a multimillion-ringgit franchise industry — this is the success story of Datuk Ramly Mokni, who built his Ramly Burger brand on thousands of roadside stalls that have enabled youths to become entrepreneurs like him. Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman called on local youths to have a vision, perseverance and initiative like Ramly to succeed as businessmen.
“If Ramly can do it, so can you. Be bold to take risks. At the same time, be industrious and patient to achieve success,” he told a World Youth Day rally here.
Razif recapped how Ramly began as a butcher at a local market in the 1970s, where he discovered that the frozen meat he sold was not halal.
“He then got the idea to source and sell halal meat to make burgers and sausages for Muslims.
“Despite not being able to secure a business loan from banks, Ramly took the bold step to invest his small savings to sell 300 pieces of halal burgers a day.
“Today he sells a whopping 30 tonnes of burger meat daily, valued at RM42 million a year. In fact, he has just invested RM1 billion to build a new meat processing factory,” said Razif.
Terengganu has had other success stories like Azizulhasni Awang, Amir Hakimi Che Razali, Mohd Sulaiman Omar, the Raw Denim House trio, Siti Rahmah Nasir and Razak Ghazali, Mohd Adiq Husainie Othman, and Mohd Bulkhairi Rozali.
Pocket Rocketman Azizulhasni won the Keirin World Championship gold in Hong Kong earlier this year, while Shredded Gym owner Amir, 25, emerged as Malaysia’s best under the Program Tunas Usahawan Belia Bumiputera (Tube) last year.
Sulaiman is the most successful Program Usahawan Graduan Terengganu candidate for producing RM1 million worth of white prawns in Marang.
Raw Denim House from Besut, comprising Ahmad Safuan Nizam Kamarudin, Ahmad Syukri Kamarudin and Mohamad Aidil Akhyar, successfully invested RM2,000 to open 20 cottageindustry outlets to sew tailormade jeans in the state.
Siti Rahmah was adjudged the 2016 national sportswoman for winning the World Pencak Silat title in Bali, Indonesia, along with
Datuk Ramly Mokni