Winners of the New Economic Policy


Mustafa K. Anuar

Malaysia’s extensive affirmative action programmes through the New Economic Policy have raised the academic profile of the Bumiputera population. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, December 26, 2017.

THE New Economic Policy, which turns 46 this year, has resulted in more Malay or Bumiputera access to tertiary education, entry into professional and managerial positions and increasing ownership of equity and assets.

In a recent study on affirmative action in Malaysia, Dr Lee Hwok Aun, senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, said Malaysia’s extensive affirmative action programmes have swiftly raised the academic profile of the Bumiputera population.


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  • well... you had a good run for more than 46 years (which was suppose to be only for 20 years), time to give others a turn. don't deprive others from having a fair go.

    Posted 3 years ago by STO 222

    • Right.

      Posted 3 years ago by Henry Mancini Jr

  • ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute ....... Why is it that whenever elections are near, Singapore institutions start to "kacau-kacau" and pro-BN? Are they afraid that when the opposition took over, Malaysia will race ahead of Singapore?

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysian First

  • Was the writer implying that the examples he quoted were "half past six" who need the discriminatory policies of NEP to go ahead or were they the meritorious but required financial assistance? If its the latter, they would still be assisted under the original aim of NEP to help the disadvantaged. Our grouse is on the bastardized NEP practiced today.

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysian First

  • If other countries recruited the best brains to run their country and economy while ours are based on discriminatory policies, quota, whom-you-know, etc, it is to be expected that Malaysia will regress further and further behind. Zimbabwe is a fine example (compared to when it was known as Rhodesia).

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysian First

  • NEP is not affirmative action, it is a discrimination system. It is an entitlement system. At best it's a sledgehammer to social inequities. You can build something with a sledgehammer but you wreck a lot along the way. Discrimination, entitlement,, crude tool, eventually is negative overall and just get worst the longer the time.

    Posted 3 years ago by Bigjoe Lam