Go beyond NEP and focus on all, says think tank

KUALA LUMPUR – A think-tank and research outfit called for policies which are parallel to the aspirations of Malaysians, while not neglecting the B40, after the failure of the affirmative action policies.

The Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research (INSAP) deputy chairman Dr Pamela Yong said Malaysia’s affirmative action policies contributed to dissension and discord rather than increasing social cohesion, but the way forward should be a focus on all Malaysians regardless of skin colour.

“What is more important today is to establish and develop long-term strategies and policies which are relevant to the interests and aspirations of Malaysians, while addressing the needs of the B40. This is what we at INSAP firmly believe,” she said.

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