Bagaimanakah sebuah negara kecil dengan rakyat sekecil 30 juta orang akhirnya mempunyai jurang pendapatan antara paling lebar di rantau ini, ujar Anas Alam Faizli.
What sort of message to a nation endowed richly with racial and religious difference, is the PM and his government sending to all Malaysians, wonders Patricia Martinez.
We need to ask ourselves whether we want to retain the old way of racial politics or imagine a new, inclusive one, says K Haridas.
The Malay Agenda propounded by Umno reminds Tota of a children’s story by Chinua Achebe in his book ‘Things Fall Apart’.
The economy, while serving fabulous wealth for a few, has also seen a capital flight, writes Martin Jalleh. Leaders remain in denial or indulge in flip-flops on economic policy as they tout farcical reforms.
It is time to stop the current way of carrying out affirmative action, says Rani Rasiah. Affirmative action must be carried out on condition the human development element is emphasised: recipients must be participants of the process, involved in decision making at all levels.
Tracing the evolution of the New Economic Policy into the New Economic Model, Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj presents a critique of Malaysian economic policy plus some preliminary thoughts on the way forward.
It’s time to give the rakyat a preview of what ketuanan rakyat economic and social policies will look like, says H A Lee.
Our oil and gas resources are rapidly depleting. Enough has been wasted and Tony Pua urges the government to invest now in the country’s human resources.
Should politicians continue harping on the NEP? Koon Yew Yin points out that the Malays have made their presence felt in the professions and so there should be less insecurity all round.