NEP Not Doing Anybody Any Harm, Says Dr Mahathir. Setuju?
The affirmative action plan to help Bumiputras under New Economic Policy has not deterred Malaysia from emerging as the world's fastest growing developing nation, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said Tuesday.
"In any case, the policy to help Bumiputras is not doing anybody any harm," he told reporters after delivering a keynote address at the international conference on "Gold Dinar Economy 2007."
"Other developing countries without an affirmative policy cannot do as well as Malaysia, so why are we people questioning the policy," he said in response to calls to review the policy.
"We have reconsidered the policy, made amendments, reduced the affirmative action but in certain areas we still need affirmation action. In any case it is not doing anybody any harm," he said.
***** So the grand old man of Malaysian politics has spoken and I hope your unease and regrets have been dispelled. Don't worry folks, rest easy, contrary to your mistaken beliefs absolutely no harm has been done by the active implementation of the Never Ending Policy. Don't let your overactive imagination fool you. Only 100% good has come from 'an affirmative policy' like ours which is overflowing in human kindness, compassion and fair treatment of all.
If you've misheard or imagined seeing people who have suffered or still enduring terrible hardship because of this very humane and charitable policy, remember it is either paranoia getting the better of you or your mind has been poisoned by anti-national elements in the opposition parties who are giving these efforts of selfless benevolence in the form of the Never Ending Policy a bad name. You as an individual and loyal citizen should be sorry that you could think that such a policy could do even a teeny weeny bit of harm.
Whenever false, unfounded ideas and thoughts force their way into your weak mind and when you start doubting the merciful nature of the Never Ending Policy, stay resolute and always think back to the calm reassurance so graciously given by our now retired international statesman Tun Dr Mahathir and take solace in the fact that the NEP has not and will never do anybody any harm. And if you still feel a little unconvinced, scream "Malaysia Boleh" three times. That usually does the trick.
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