UMNO has been championing the need of Malaysian New Economic Policy (NEP or DEB for Dasar Ekonomi Baru in Malay) to help the Malays. The NEP launched in 1971 and ended in 1990 was succeeded by the National Development Policy (NDP) in 1991. Both NEP or the newer NDP objectives are to give more advantages to the Malay.

The NEP and the NDP did make the Malay more successfully or richer but only for the selected fews. The rich Malays become richer Malays. The poor Malays remain poor.

What Leo Moggie should refer to is the NDP, not the NEP. Anyway, his message is that the NDP should also be helping the Dayaks.

Both Leo Moggie and UMNO are wrong in their intentions. But obviously. What the rakyat really wish for is the NEP or the newer NDP to help the poor Malaysian not the Malays alone. NEP or NDP is 110% racism and the sole aim is to make the Malays better than other race instead of making all Malaysian better.

How about the difficulties faced by the Dayaks in Sarawak or the KadazanDusun, the Bajaus, the Murut in Sabah? How about the poor Indians in estates in West Malaysia? How about the poor Chinese in other states ? Is there any policies that can improve their situation ?

Whoever support the NDP is a racist and not fitted to be a citizen of Malaysia. Malaysia is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-religion country and any policies implemented must be for the benefits of all rakyat regardless of race or skin colour.

Barisan National, the ruling government of Malaysia is responsible for the introduction and implementation of NEP and NDP and BN is only concern to make sure that their members (the rich Malays) continue to be rich.

Extract from: (Mar 30, 2008)

Dayaks need the NEP, says Moggie

KUCHING: The Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for the continuation of the New Economic Policy to help the Dayaks effectively participate in business. Newly-elected president Tan Sri Leo Moggie said the community needed more assistance than others to succeed as businessmen.

"There may be a debate in the peninsula on whether the NEP should continue. But as far as the Dayak community is concerned, they should be given opportunities," he said yesterday after chairing his first annual general meeting -- the chamber's sixth -- here.

The former federal Minister of Energy, Communications and Multimedia said this was the spirit of the new economic policy.

Moggie, who claimed to be a "reluctant president" of the chamber, said the Dayaks were still behind in commerce and business skills as they lacked knowledge in those fields. "Their networking capacity is very limited. They have a very steep learning curve. They need all the help, support and encouragement they can get."

Moggie took over the presidency from Datuk Amar Leonard Linggi Jugah.

"I can see it's going to be a challenging time ahead (for me)," Moggie said.

"Though there are not many Dayaks in business, we are now seeing more younger ones venturing into it.

"With the level of education among these young Dayaks being better than it was 10 to 15 years ago, we believe they can succeed in their ventures if they are given opportunities."


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