Oooh... you cannot imagine how my heart breaks each time he spews his racially-biased rhetoric, and manipulates statistics and half-truths for political mileage within UMNO. And he is doing that with increasing frequency. To think that I was naive enough to believe that Khairy had the interest of the nation at heart.
Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek have both confirmed that the NEP is a Never Ending Policy. Now, Khairy, the UMNO Youth Deputy Leader not only wants to have it extended indefinitely, but also to raise the targets for equity achievement by Bumiputeras to 70% from the current 30%! And this was supported by the UMNO Youth Leader and Minister of Education, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
Is he mad? Or has he lost all abilities to interpret statistical tables?
Based on the 9th Malaysia Plan published tables, which itself is in dispute, as at 2004 based on par value:
- Bumiputeras own 18.9%
- Non-Bumiputeras own 40.6%
- Nominee Companies own 8.0%
- Foreigners own 32.5%
- Bumiputeras own 70%
- Non-Bumiputeras own 0%
- Nominee Companies own 0%
- Foreigners own 30%
Either way, Khairy's posterior has spoken.