Kuching, 3 November 2019,
Franchise businesses are subjected to stringent evaluation before being approved to ensure the viability of its business models, said Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen.
“For any business who intended to apply for franchise license, it will have to go through some stringent checks and processes to be conducted on their business models,” said Chong when officiating the opening of Tadika Kastil Stutong at Jalan Stutong Baru here today.
As franchise businesses are governed under the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Chong said such businesses will still have to undergo constants annual checking and monitoring on their businesses, even after approval has been given.
“The purpose of such regular checks and the regulations in place to govern the franchise industry is to ensure professionalism and standard operating procedures are being adhered to during the course of the business.”
On a separate note, Chong said the opening of Tadika Kastil (Castle Kindergarten) in the city would be able to lift the standards of pre-school programmes for young children.
Among those in attendance where Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii and Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong.
Source: Borneo Post