50 years of NEP: The good, the bad and the future

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The New Economic Policy was implemented 50 years ago, in July 1971.

The NEP is a social reconstruction and affirmative action program that was crafted following the May 13 racial riots in 1969.

But did the NEP accomplish what it set out to do? Why has it left such a sour taste in the mouth of many Malaysians? And what should we keep in mind when crafting an economic policy for the future?

Joining BFM to discuss are Lee Hwok-Aun of Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute and Iskandar Fareez of Refsa.

Produced and presented by: Dashran Yohan

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