MCAYouth says affirmative action policies should be colour-blind and implement based on merit and needs.
Is Najib rewarding the bumiputras because of political reality or drumming up support for the coming Umno Baru election in October?
Is he turning his back on the 1 Malaysia concept just because it is after the election!?
PAS doubted the successful implementation of plans at the grassroots level. This is because such programmes had always benefitted those who were rich and well connected.
DAP election strategist Dr Ong Kian Meng said the bumiputra agenda was in total contravention of the new economic model.
PKR vice-president Tian Chua said it appeared like it was another exercise to pump money.
"The issue is ...on the success rate of the implementation ...The Government had never came up with an honest assessment on why the NEP failed. To ensure the success of any new policy, we must know what is required to make the changes," he said.
Ref:Sunday Star, 15 Sept 2013