Posted on July 27th, 2007.
The Malays must realise the protection and special privileges accorded to them by the government to develop them economically, particularly through the implementation of the New Economic Policy (NEP), are only a temporary “safety net”, a former finance minister said.
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said the government provided the safety net so that the Malays would not fall flat in going through the tests and pressures of life. At the same time, they must learn fast so that they need not depend forever on privileged assistance, he said.
“To achieve progress, they cannot rely on the safety net forever.
They must move forward on their own accord and to scale greater heights,” he said when speaking at the 2007 Za’ba Lecture series here yesterday.
Source: The Sun, Bernama