NEP- DON'T WORRY
Najib: No reason for non-Malays to worry
With the Government’s commitment to economic growth for all, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said there was no reason for non-Malays to be uneasy over calls to revive the New Economic Policy (NEP).
"The Government is committed to expanding the economic growth of other races, so there is no reason for them to feel worried that their interests will be affected," Najib said.
Though Malays had made strides in various fields since the affirmative action programme for the Bumiputeras was introduced more than three decades ago, he said several targets had not been met. "It is our hope that we can fulfil what has been promised to the Malays as enshrined in the NEP."
Najib was commenting on the statement by Gerakan president Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik that Malay leaders should analyse why the community had failed to achieve a 30 per cent share of the economy.
Lim said the issue could turn into a racial confrontation if Malays failed to address their economic weaknesses.
Najib said that in general, Malay leaders knew the cause of the failure and were the first to admit that the shortcomings needed to be addressed immediately.
"We’re the first to admit that we have to rectify the weaknesses in the Malays, like the ‘leakages’ raised by the Prime Minister in his speech, the Malays’ habit of wanting to get rich quickly, not wanting to strive for themselves, and the many other things that we have criticised them for."
The decision to revive the NEP would finally reside with the Barisan Nasional coalition. "The BN is resilient," he said. "We have found solutions to problems and maintained racial harmony in the country.
"I’m confident that the national development and the national agenda for the country will be tackled in the BN spirit through consensus."
Dear Najib, thank you and we appreciate your frankness and fairness. We believe Pak Lah shares your philosophy and ideology. We also thank you that your father, Tun Razak, had done what was necessary for the people of Malaysia, and has help to eradicate poverty particularly, of the Malays and had been successful. The only unfortunate thing is he has only served as PM for only a few years. If he had been PM for another 10 more years, the NEP would have been fully fulfilled and we need not suffer the rumblings from the moronic eunuchs. Sad to say, what Allahyarham had done was deviated since his demise. The policies were abruptly re-invented using innovative and creative wealth creation, benefitting a selected few, at the expense of the majority of the Malays.
We hope someday, when you become PM, you will not forget what your father had done, his philosophy and ideology of equality amongst the Malays, without discriminating the other Malaysians; not of the system of unfair enrichment of the selected few cronies and the policy based on nepotism.
May God bless you and anoint you with His wisdom. Amen.