The new generation of Malays are hardworking and they are very proud of their achievements without the help from the government. They have pride too and if Tan Sri did not notice it, please open your eyes. Please do not look down on your own race. As for the NEP, I am not sure how this scheme works with bumiputras and non-bumiputras, but I know for sure Chinese and Indians in Malaysia bearly get to enjoy it.
But if the government's intention is to create more lazy people in society, please continue to provide such special privileges. There is no end to what you can offer.
Stop encouraging people to be lazy. Apparently, the motive government had in mind was to control a large majority of lazy people in return for their votes in the general elections.
I have the opinion that, yes, we are living in South Africa where previously special privileges were awarded to the Orang Putih. Any difference with the current situation in Malaysia? The government is providing more seats in the universities to Malays (bumiputras, well I am not sure) rather than Chinese or Indians. Special discounts for Malays and Bumiputras when they buy houses.
"Malays and other bumiputras were enshrined in the Constitution and should not be questioned". Why only them? Why not include other Malaysians? This is 2009, not 1970.
Time has changed, mindset has evolved, Malaysians will reform.
KOTA KINABALU: Umno vice president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin slammed Johor opposition leader Dr Boo Cheng Hau for playing racial politics by comparing “bumiputraism” with South Africa’s former apartheid system.
Muhyiddin said he was shocked by Dr Boo’s statement as it could cause undue racial tensions.
“I don’t know why, he as an elected assemblyman, would want to make such a statement when it could bring about racial tensions. It just shows DAP’s narrow political agenda, which does not take into account the country’s political situation and historical events.
“It is clear that Dr Boo does not understand our history and Malaysia’s position in comparison to other countries,” he said after attending the Sabah Umno-organised introductory session for Umno candidates to meet state delegates.
He said the special rights of Malays and other bumiputras were enshrined in the Constitution and should not be questioned.