‘If Ramly can do it, so can you’

New Straits Times - - News -

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

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