All they want is some help to get them out of poverty.
That would be a big welcome compared to platitudes about race protection but nothing trickling down to them after 60 years.
It is the middle-upper-class Malays (read: BN politicians) who have had easy lives and are screaming for Malay special privileges.
Tun, if you really want to fix the problem, then focus on the poor and stop separating needs with race. You must also think of the 30 percent minorities, many of whom are also poor.
Bersatu also has to quit being a racist party and quit its agenda to dominate Harapan by dancing to race and religion protection rhetoric. It has levers of power now that can be used to recondition people’s thinking, based on need instead of race.
Use these levers instead of constantly giving in to a corrosive mindset.
In the end, any bumiputera policy that only lets bumi compete among themselves is doomed to fail, so you might as well start with a clean slate and do the right thing by all Malaysians.
Otherwise, Malaysians will see this as Bersatu repackaging Umno bumi policy to grease its own pockets.
Other Harapan parties must also not be afraid to speak up because if you don’t, then you are letting Bersatu set the tune and it will be your own fault if they wrestle the leadership position from you in Harapan, soon.
The window to act correctly is closing on this issue.
We have this one chance to shift the paradigm while Harapan is seen as clean and relatively more progressive while Umno is in disarray and PAS has nothing to show on economic development, so that whatever painful prescriptions, the voters are still with Harapan.
Abasir : They keep saying and doing the same thing over and over again while waiting for different results.
Give them Herschel backpacks to cater to their insatiable need for freebies; allow them to "lepas stim" by provoking others after Friday prayers; let them run riot periodically for imagined slights; allow them to feast on ‘ketuanan Melayu/Islam’ by jam-packing them into the civil service and government-linked companies (GLCs);
Create all-Malay universities so that they never learn to compete with others; always laud the greatness of Bahasa Melayu as the language of knowledge and the Quran as the only thing anyone needs to know; set up unlicensed/unregulated tahfiz hovels to facilitate practices that are best hidden;
Never address the scourge of incest/teenage pregnancies and abandoned wives; continually worry them about the threat posed by other races; keep citing fake statistics about Malay poverty when the purchase of luxury vehicles, houses and goods by Malays has gone through the roof; and yes... never fail to form all-Malay parties and communes where they can reinforce each other's phobias and remain where they are most comfortable and deluded.