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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Poverty Eradication

The Guru of Poverty Eradication and former Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said a new affirmative policy should benefit the poor of all races in Malaysia.
He said the New Economic Policy (NEP) had only benefitted a few rich Malays when it was meant for poor Malays. The Government should dismantle the NEP and replace it with a policy to correct the imbalance of the marginalised and it should be implemented. The Government must introduce a policy without racial lines to benefit all races. He said this in an interview on Al Jazeera's talk show Riz Khan - The Star, 29.3.2007