Tag: Affirmative action
The right approach to the debate on the matriculation programme is to make the course as vigorous and as challenging as other A-level programmes.
Institute for Development Studies Sabah chairman Simon Sipaun says the policy has become a divisive factor defeating the objectives of the NEP.
Research outfit says affirmative action has led to dissension and discord, although the NEP was meant to build and unite a nation.
The PKR chief says PH should stick to its commitment to helping the poor from all communities.
Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman says there are still more rich Chinese than rich Malays in the country.
Martin Ravallion says data transparency in Malaysia is 'well below' the standards expected of a developed country.
Malaysian society should see Dr Mahathir’s comments and Alatas’ book as an appeal to blast the Malays out of their insecure realm so they can compete on equal footing without the 'malas' baggage.
India is comparable to Malaysia on several fronts but has ratified the ICERD without any ratifications.
Affirmative action is practised across the world, including in countries which have ratified the ICERD, to help poor or marginalised groups.
Inspector-General of Police tells the public to have confidence in government's commitment to consider all views before making a decision on ratifying the UN rights treaty.
All Malaysians should be able to reclaim their inalienable rights and understand the transient nature of affirmative action.
he economic affairs minister says this is because statistics show that many Malays are still lagging behind others, and many are in the B40 group.
The prime minister says it is up to the court to decide on the charges against Najib.
The New Malay must not simply be another version of the Old Malay – he needs to inculcate values such as the four K's: keterbukaan, kesederhanaan, keihsanan, and keberusahawanan.
The former prime minister says the concept of taxing the rich to help the poor is normal in other countries as well.
Malays will automatically benefit from needs-based affirmative action, but an economist says there is still a need to specifically address Malay poverty.
Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Melayu says Malaysia can only achieve collective prosperity if there is equitable economic sharing between ethnic groups.
A dwindling minority cannot indefinitely support a growing majority without leaving a huge burden for future generations.
CEP chief Daim Zainuddin says proposed programmes should not be to the detriment of economic growth or at the expense of other social groups.
Who a ‘pendatang’ is depends on how far back in time we go.
Reform the system to provide an inclusive and quality education for all – don't allocate special privileges.
PM says the affirmative action policy will continue as Malays still need assistance in some areas and the government wants to avoid racial conflict.
The former minister says her earlier statement was taken out of context.
Social activist Marina Mahathir says many women have merit and deserve to be placed in high positions.
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