Malaysian Civil Service Is 'Colour Blind', Says Pak Lah. Is This True?
"We are doing everything we can to increase the participation of non-Malays in the civil service. We do not have enough non-Malays in some areas of the civil service. But we have other forms or mechanisms to include the views of non-Malays in our policy-making process.
"One example is the Anti-Inflation Council which includes private sector participation. Members are made up of Malays as well as non-Malays. We want the views of all Malaysians in policy decisions. We are creating these sort of institutions so that the policies would be for all Malaysians and not only for a single race," he said when fielding questions at the 2nd Annual Malaysian Student Leaders Summit, here.
Abdullah said the government acknowledged that the civil service was dominated by a single race and that the government did not want this to continue in the long run. (You can read the whole hype HERE)
***** Pathetic explanation and justification by the PM, to put it mildly. This fairy tale of increasing non-Malay participation in the civil service has been recited too often and frankly no one believes it. Neither Umno nor its president have the inclination, courage or the political will to restore the fair ethnic balance in the public service.