Malaysia's Temptation

Hedrick-Wong, Yuwa
December 2005
Forbes Asia;12/26/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p32
The article expresses dismay over the extension of Malaysia's New Economic Policy which implemented a positive discrimination in favor of the Malays. But positive discrimination today is likely to do much greater damage to Malaysia's economic efficiency than in the past. It will slow improvement in the quality of the workforce and prevent its effective deployment. A fixation on wealth redistribution virtually guarantees the crippling of Malaysia's ability to create wealth.


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