Yew Hooi Kim
Sunday, February 22, 2009, 12:21 AM
Subject: The Spirit of NEP
The original objective of NEP is the eradication of poverty regardless of race and the restructuring of our Malaysian society to remove the identification of race with occupation.
This is fine and noble. Ever since its implementation, NEP has been hijacked by those strong and powerful to benefit themselves. As a result, the poor and the underprivileged have not benefited much. On the contrary, the improper implementation of NEP has brought about widespread discontent and disunity. It encourages corruption and slows down progress and advancement.
Ali, Ah Ba and Muthu said "if a group of OKU (orang kurang upaya) request or demand for privileges, special rights, aid and subsidies, we understand they deserve all because of their misfortune, but if a group of people blessed with good physical and mental abilities clamour for privileges, special rights, aids and subsidies based on any criteria to fulfill their desire, it is unthinkable, and unacceptable.
We need to review the NEP and its implementation for the good of our beloved country.
(Statements and opinions expressed in the letter are solely those of the author and may or may not share by MCA Perlis.)