Upon greater investigation of the NEP, I must say that its goals are pretty nobel but I cannot see how it is to be fulfilled given the current trajectory it is in. It does speak volumes for the wisdom of our earlier leaders.
I put here an excerpt of the NEP goals taken from the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister's Dept.:
The NEP underscored the importance of achieving socio-economic goals alongside pursuing economic growth objectives as a way of creating harmony and unity in a nation with many ethnic and religious groups. The overriding goal was national unity. To achieve this goal, two major strategies were adopted:
1) To reduce absolute poverty irrespective of race through raising income levels and increasing employment opportunities for all Malaysians; and
2) To restructure society to correct economic imbalances so as to reduce and eventually eliminate the identification of race with economic function.
How did we get so far off tangent??