Monday, October 18, 2021

12MP

12MP and group-targeted policies: Can we start new conversations?

The debate continues to revolve around Bumiputera policies, and tends to be reduced to the provocative, emotive and dead-end question: continue or terminate?

Equity safety net framework won’t take away rights of other races, says PM

He says private companies will not be subject to the proposal for an equity safety net framework in the 12th Malaysia Plan.

3 overlooked questions on 12MP and the Bumiputera agenda

These include why the agenda of the 12th Malaysia Plan still hinges on 30% Bumiputera equity rather than education and skills development.

Bumiputera policy and the 12th Malaysia Plan

There are eyebrow-raising discrepancies between the 12th Malaysia Plan document and the prime minister's speech.

Invest in high-impact areas, don’t compete with private sector, GLCs told

National Recovery Council chairman Muhyiddin Yassin says the government should strengthen the role of the private sector to drive economic growth.

Tackle development based on regions, Sarawak CM urges Putrajaya

He says Sarawak is large and its economic structure is different from that of the peninsula.

Draconian laws must be repealed, not strengthened, govt told

Lawyers for Liberty hits out at the government's intention to review and amend laws such as Poca and Sosma in the name of improving national safety.

Najib calls for return of BN-era GST

The former prime minister defends the consumption tax introduced during his administration in 2015.

Sarawak reps call for better rural development under 12MP

Santubong MP Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar says this was the 'unspoken promise' to Sabah and Sarawak upon joining Malaysia.

Think tank pans ‘yet another’ blueprint for healthcare reforms

Galen says a number of key areas appear to have been overlooked while questioning the need for more studies and the establishment of an institute of infectious diseases.

Govt to build infectious disease institute next year, says PM

He says the institute will be to prevent illness, infirmities and deaths caused by infectious diseases.

Blueprint planned for healthcare system reform

A study will be done to strengthen the healthcare sector including public healthcare sector transformation, private healthcare sector regulatory reform and sustainable health financing.

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