The poll is academic as Najib has already set his mind on the New Economy Model (NEM), replacing the New Economy Policy (NEP). What else is new? At this point, we are hoping that the NEM (which detailed plan has yet to be finalised) will not be 'hazardous' to this country and her people. Article written by A Voice (quoted below) is not to be missed.
The poll question :-
Economic Policy - What Do We Want?
was conducted on my other blog, ...L I S T E D !!! from 19 March, 2010 till 20 May, 2010 (2 months). 349 votes were registered. The result is as follows:-
- 95% (333 votes) respondents voted "To continue with NEP" (New Economy Policy or Dasar Ekonomi Baru)
- About 4 % (14 votes) respondents voted "To Scrap NEP" and,
- Less than 1% (2 votes) respondents were indifferent.
Readers are invited to read more about the Poll or rather the New Economy Model (MEB) / Model Ekonomi Baru (MEB) here.
Quoting from the blogger A Voice of Another Brick In The Wall :-
"...The notion that NEP was the reason Malaysia lost its competitiveness was absurd. It was during the NEP era that all Malaysian enjoyed peace and prosperity. Although NEP was meant to revive the economic sector of the Bumiputera, the non Bumiputera benefited along from the growth driven NEP.Further readings:-
Unlike the NEM, which is too focus on business sector needs, the NEP was a more wholesome economic policy that meets and covers the social, political and security aspect of the nation..."