Feeling excluded at home

By Lee Wee Tak

I wish to, in order to avoid being misquoted by anyone who bother to waste time over it, categorically state that I am all for positive racism. I am from Negeri Sembilan and my parents were born in NSDK as well. If anyone ask me to balik tongsan, I’ll head back to Seremban because that is the only tongsan I know.

In the earlier blog post, I wrote that:-

I am all for special programmes tailored to the needs of different races. Chinese don’t have the same problems as Indians who also don’t have the same problems with Malays. We can have special programmes for particular segment of the society and also have nation-wide, homogenous programmes for all. “

Najib’s/APCO’s slogan of 1Malaysia is the fundamental nugget on which the New Economic Model is built on.

Inclusiveness is a big word. After more than 5 decades of communal politics, siege mentality and ‘us & them’ orientation of nation building, how do we heal the nation’s wound?

Economic term-wise, NEM stated that one is entitled to affirmative action as long as one belongs to the low income 40% of household.
Chapter 6 of NEM’s concluding part stated that“Households in the bottom 40% have an income of less than RM2,300 per month with a mean income of RM1,440. Income has risen over time. Whereas in 1990 60.6% of households had income below RM999, by 2009 this had fallen to 7.4% of households. 73% of the bottom 40% are bumiputera households. “

Ok fine. No problem with such findings. I believe disadvantaged people should be assisted regardless of race. I also believe communal base aid groups can co-exist together with national and other communal base aid groups and they are specialist in tackling specific issues hence it is fine to have Malay Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Bajau Chamber of Commerce, KadazanDusun … you get the drift.However, the niche target groups should be made clear and transparent from the onset and avoid confusion to the public. Same concept as male toilets are for male and female toilets are for female.I drop into the State Economy Development Agency of my home state, Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri, Negeri Sembilan to see how the disadvantaged can be assisted.



– “….melahirkan usahawan ICT di kalangan Bumiputra yang berwibawa di Negeri Sembilan…..”




Pada tahun 1991 satu lagi program telah diwujudkan dibawah bahagian perdagangan ialah pembelian premis perniagaan dan medan selera di Terminal One Seremban bernilai RM4.49 juta melalui program pembelian oleh Kementerian Pembangunan Usahawan dan Koperasi (MECD). Melalui program ini MECD telah membeli 9 lot ruang niaga dan 16 unit medan selera di pusat membeli belah Terminal One Seremban dan disewakan khusus untuk usahawan bumiputera. Kadar sewa yang dikenakan adalah pada kadar RM3.50 sekaki persegi dan caj penyelenggaraan pada kadar RM1.00 kaki persegi. Sehingga kini kesemua lot ruangniaga telah disewakan kecuali lot medan selera masih terdapat 6 lot yang masih kosong.

so why not open up to non-bumiputra who are also in need of aid if vacant since before Y2K and the last time Liverpool were English league champions?

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