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MIER chief blames rent-seeking politicians for NEP’s failure

It's a betrayal of trust, says Kamal Salih.

PhD for Daim Zainuddin on the New Economic Policy

Knowledge must be used for good, says 81-year-old former government adviser who started his doctoral studies in 2008.

Watch out for racial elements, economist says on shared prosperity plan

Ramon Navaratnam says the policy could be a good replacement for the NEP but that better monitoring is needed to prevent abuse.

Have courage to speak up against race-based policies, says MP

Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad says race-based policies have been benefiting the Malay middle class and not the poor as intended.

Make affirmative action needs-based, says Daim

The government's chief adviser says the B40 must be given priority irrespective of race.

Make needs-based affirmative action official, says economist

Ramon Navaratnam calls for the formalisation of the policy through an act of Parliament.

Affirmative action policy to continue based on needs, not race, says...

The PKR president says he will 'continue and accelerate' PH's New Economic Policy based on needs when he takes over as prime minister.

NEP’s socialist origins and the deep state

Young turks pushing for the New Economic Policy may have been influenced by an Indian.

A rare glimpse into NEP’s origins

After the May 13 riots, Abdul Razak Hussein set up a core group which included non-Malays to work out the New Economic Policy which has succeeded in some aspects and failed miserably in others.

NEP not sustainable, says Anwar

PKR president says dismantling the 'affirmative action' programme does not mean that the poor will be neglected.

Time for ‘People Before Profits 2.0’

Instead of projects that put 'profits before people', Malaysians should focus on issues that benefit the population such as climate change, protecting the environment, and caring for indigenous peoples and marginalised communities.

Decentralising the education system

Reform of the education system, not just single reform measures, is urgently needed.

The contradictions that are pulling down our nation

We talk about hard work, trustworthiness and knowledge but reward laziness, incompetence and dishonesty.

Affirmative action a flop, make it needs-based, says Sabah think tank...

Institute for Development Studies Sabah chairman Simon Sipaun says the policy has become a divisive factor defeating the objectives of the NEP.

Go beyond NEP and focus on all, says think tank

Research outfit says affirmative action has led to dissension and discord, although the NEP was meant to build and unite a nation.

Malaysian agenda or non-Malay agenda?

A critical examination will show that the 'Malaysian agenda' which has been portrayed as inclusive is actually the 'non-Malay agenda'.

NEP 2.0 might help PH win Malay support, says analyst

Azizuddin Mohd Sani says Pakatan Harapan must come up with clearer policies for the Malays to gain their support.

Malays still far behind, benefits needed, says Umno MP

Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman says there are still more rich Chinese than rich Malays in the country.

Poverty line in Malaysia should be 3 times higher, says expert

Martin Ravallion says data transparency in Malaysia is 'well below' the standards expected of a developed country.

How can Malaysia become a developed nation?

Our initial goal of becoming a developed nation by 2020 looks distant and unattainable.

On affirmative action, Bumiputeras and Malay privileges

All Malaysians should be able to reclaim their inalienable rights and understand the transient nature of affirmative action.

The Bumiputera congress and Azmin’s New Malay

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.

30% figure under NEP flawed, needs review, says Malay group

The Malay Economic Action Council says the 30% equity for Bumiputeras does not represent the actual situation on the ground.

Time for all of us to ‘bangkit’, not just the Malays

The “Melayu Bangkit” rally would have been more useful if the organisers had galvanised the Malays to make full use of government initiatives to help uplift the Bumiputeras.