MPM claims Malays are marginalised. But the other way round happened.

I’m glad he realised that people think MPM is racist.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — The Malay Consultative Council (MPM) claims that Malays and Bumiputras, who form the majority group in the country, are being marginalised and amendments need to be made to the New Economic Model (NEM) to remedy that.

Speaking to reporters outside of Parliament today, Datuk Ibrahim Ali (picture), who is the founder and steering committee member of MPM, said these amendments have been sent to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak earlier today.

He stated that MPM wanted to make sure that NEM was balanced and that there were “no more polemics” surrounding its introduction.

“I want to clarify something… people are thinking that MPM is racist, it’s not true. We are focusing on the distribution of the country’s wealth, based on social justice.

“MPM’s proposal is that NEM follows the UN Social Economic Charter for marginalised people,” said Ibrahim.

According to the politician, 77 per cent of the country’s population is made up of Malays and Bumiputras while 33 percent are non-Malays, which made Malays and Bumiputras the majority race in the country.

“Any country where the majority is marginalised, they should be given priority… with continual affirmative action.

“The UN charter states that the majority group is the national agenda… this is indeed the issue of national agenda, because this is the majority population.”

He added that contrary to preconceived notions, Malays have not “received much anyway, these are all misperceptions.”


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