Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Never Ending Policy

Yes, it's official. The NEP is the acronym for the Never Ending Policy.

This has been confirmed separately via two speeches over the past two days. According to our Deputy Prime Minister, no time limit will be set to achieve the Malay Agenda to uplift the status of the race."

He argued that "it was impossible to correct the 446 years Malays were oppressed under the rule of foreigners between 1511 and 1957 within a period of 20 to 30 years... What we struggle for are our rights without denying the rights of others."

Separately, in Parliament, Foreign Ministry parliamentary secretary Ahmad Shabery Cheek, confirmed in a written reply to Lau Yeng Peng (BN-Puchong), said the affirmative action policies such as the NEP will not stop until several issues are addressed... "What is most important is to achieve national unity."

So, there we have it.
  1. According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the NEP will continue in perpetuity as long as it continues to fail to achieve its goals of raising the standards of bumiputeras.

  2. Because the NEP is designed in such a way to benefit only UMNOputras like Datuk Zakaria Mat Deros, the overall 'noble' objectives of the NEP will never be achieved, for the poor bumiputeras will only get poorer.

  3. And because the NEP is framed from a racial context whereby denying the rights of others is deemed "without denying the rights of others", national unity will consequently never be achieved. And hence the NEP gets institutionalised in the country.
The New Economic Policy becomes the Never Ending Policy which is a Never Ending Story, which if you remember the lyrics, might just provide an answer to the Never Ending Problem.
Reach the stars
And fly a fantasy (yeah)
Dream a dream
And what you see will be (yeah yeah yeah)
Rhymes that keep their secrets
Will unfold behind the clouds
And there upon the rainbow
Is the answer to a never ending story
You may track the complete twist and turns of the Never Ending Story here in Malaysiakini.

Note: I first heard of the term "Never Ending Policy" during Prof P Ramasamy's speech during the NEP forum which publicised the recent controversies over bumiputera equity ownership.


Trashed said...

However one words it, the NEP is a discriminatory practice. The non-Malay populace sees it with open eyes and accepts it as a discriminatory policy.

Most Malays do not openly acknowledge that it is so but see it as a privilege.

We are not going to see any change until everyone acknowledges that the NEP is a discriminatory policy based on race instead of need. Unfortunately, the vision of the founding fathers of the Federation of Malaya/Malaysia is not relevant to today's politicians.

Anonymous said...

Never Ending Policy is not quite accurate. The policy will lead us to ruins. The productivity of minorities and resources in this country is not unlimited.

It is clear that now is the worst of times for non-bumiputeras in this country. Mass migration is inevitable and even if they have to end the policy say in 20-30 years time, that migration will not stop because the trust has been broken. It will take decades to rebuilt that trust to attract foreign talents back into this country which they will inevitably have to do, if they can do it at all..

Anonymous said...

I laugh when i heard the various umnoputras talking at their annual get together

It just dont make logic..

How can you say that certain group rights will be demanded but by not affecting the other groups's rights?

put it in simple kindergaten mathematics..if i have more of my share of limited resource, it would mean at some other groups expense

you cannot make sense out of nonsense

Anonymous said...

Never Ending Policy will soon becomes Never Ending Lazy and Corrupted.