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Malay and bumi rights enshrined in NEM, says DPM
KUALA LUMPUR: Malay and bumiputra privileges, including those for business opportunities, are included in the New Economic Model (NEM), said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The Deputy Prime Minister said that if one were to study the NEM closely, they would find that Malay and bumiputra rights and privileges were already enshrined in it.
“It does not need to be said that Malay and bumiputra rights are protected under the NEM.
“The NKEAs (National Key Economic Area) protect Malay participation in the economy.
“We do not need to explain each of the NKEAs to see that the NEM protects Malay and bumiputra participation in the country’s economy,” he said at the Malay Chamber of Commerce’s Hari Raya gathering here yesterday.
Muhyiddin said he was aware that many Malay and bumiputra entrepreneurs felt vulnerable under the NEM.
“Many bumiputra entrepreneurs have asked me where the Malay agenda is in the NEM. I assure them that the NEM is committed to the involvement of the community in the country’s economic activities,” he said.
Muhyiddin also welcomed the chamber’s initiative in setting up its own Malay socio-economic laboratory, adding that it was in line with the Government’s intention to ensure that bumiputra affirmative action remained under the NEM.
“It can help the Government in its efforts to have greater involvement of Malays and bumiputra in all aspects of the economy. I support this initiative 100%,” he said.
Earlier, chamber president Syed Ali Alattas announced it had set up the laboratory to study the socio-economic status of the community.
“Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala has 12 NKEA laboratories and could have overlooked the need to have one for us (Malay community).
“So we decided to establish our own, which is in line with the Government’s Malay agenda,” he said.