UMNO PM: Top human capital priority in NEM. NEP had same tune but excluded Indians
Focus on education at all levels, says the PM seen sitting with a group of youths and specifically being portrayed as “giving a listening ear to an Indian boy” ( The Star 13/3/2010 at page N2).
Because this One Malay-sian UMNO prime Minister Najib marginalizes the Indians the most? As they are the soft targets with little or no political and economic clout?
The main objective of the New Economic Policy for 40 long years was eradication of poverty irrespective of race. But in reality it specifically excluded the Indians. Otherwise 100,000 Indians would not have taken to the streets in the 25th November 2007 Hindraf Rally. And now UMNO is trying the same trick under different banner, ie., New Economic Model. Old wine in new bottles!.