30 May '18, 10am

Malaysia: Exorcising racism from our institutions

Malaysia: Exorcising racism from our institutions

The second essential reform will be to replace race-based policies with needs-based measures that truly benefit the lower-income and marginalized sectors. The NEP was supposed to end in 1990 but has become a populist never ending policy to win over the Bumiputras while benefiting mainly the political elite. It makes democratic and economic sense to utilise taxpayers’ resources wisely so that poor rural Malaysians are assisted based on need in their particular economic sectors. The ethnic Indian working class and the indigenous peoples in both East and West Malaysia are among the poorest communities in Malaysia; the former and the Orang Asli cannot rely on “Bumiputera” privileges, while the indigenous peoples of East Malaysia do not enjoy the same amount of state largesse as the Malays in West Malaysia even though they are categorized as Bumiputeras. Thus, only a needs-base...

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