Perkasa declared that the NEM a threat to the Malays
The MPM (Malay Advisory Council) has declared that the NEM (New Economic Model) as proposed by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak a threat to the Malay community. They passed a resolution to protest against the NEM at its first congress yesterday. The MPM is made up of 76 Malay NGOs (Non Governmental Organisations) and is headed by Perkasa, whose president is Datuk Ibrahim Ali. Proceedings in the congress had many hit out at the NEAC (National Economic Advisory Council) for having ‘betrayed the social contract’ which recognizes that the Malays have special economic rights.
According to some of their resolutions, “The congress regretfully concedes that the government have failed to help increase Bumiputra participation, ownership and control in strategic sectors,” and “The affirmative economic and distribution policy that Bumiputra participation in various economic sectors must be maintained,”