Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted he is not too happy with the liberalisation policy introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as he feels it will erode bumiputera interests.
He said while the New Economic Policy would not in any way hamper Malaysia’s development vis-a-vis other developing countries, the liberalisation process would stifle the progress of bumiputeras in the country.
“The fact is that the bumiputera quota has not been met, while that of non-bumiputeras has been increasing, and the new policy introduced will only worsen the situation,” he said when asked to comment on Najib’s administration which will reach 100 days on July 11.
Dr Mahathir, however, admitted that there were some good policies under Najib’s administration, for instance, the Key Performance Index aimed at improving the performance of government leaders.
“This (current administration) is better than the previous administration,” he further said.
Dr Mahathir had earlier received a visit from a delegation of the Malaysia and Singapore Vintage Car Register (MSVCR) at the Perdana Leadership Foundation office, here, Monday.
The MSCVR was formed in 1955 by a group of vintage car buffs in Melaka and is still active throughout the country.