Fifty years of NEP: The challenge of social cohesion, national unity and bangsa Malaysia

This panel discussion was held in conjunction with the launch of the paper: “Fifty Years of the New Economic Policy: The challenge of social cohesion, national unity and bangsa Malaysia” by Prof Abdul Rahman Embong.

Organised by Idea Malaysia

Panel members:

  • Prof Abdul Rahman Embong,
  • Prof James Chin
  • Netusha Naidu

Moderator: Wan Ya Shin, Ideas

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Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
2 Dec 2021 9.24am

Affirmative action policies designed to help the poor of ALL ethnic groups. If we want “national unity”.

Also, respect for the values and cultures of minority ethnic groups.

Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
2 Dec 2021 9.20am

When people are treated unfairly, resentment builds up and “national unity” is a pipe dream. Simple as that.

Otherwise why do so many of our people emigrate to other countries (where people are treated more fairly, in spite of the internal problems of these countries)? And why do people from the Middle East and North Africa flee to Welfare States such as Germany, Sweden etc ?