I refer to the letter Blame the NEP for unemployed graduates. The writer has hit the nail on the head, I couldn't have put it better myself.
When quality is sacrificed at the altar of quantity, this is what will happen. But instead of learning from these mistakes, our Education Ministry recently announced that it wants more substandard students to enter local universities so that we will have more graduates. What we will have in the end is a perpetual dependance on foreign labour.
The prime minister was moaning about the attitude of always waiting for subsidies and hand outs. He shouldn't blame anyone but the government. The Umno-led government's folly of spoon-feeding for the last 35 years means that they now cannot change the 'subsidy mindset' without risking losing seats in a general election.
They wanted to help the bumiputera but they went about it the wrong way and for far too long. In the process the non-bumiputera has become more resilient and hence more sought after by the private sector which, unlike the government, is not inclined to pay fat salaries for dead wood.
There is a saying, 'As you sow, so shall you reap'. Ditch the NEP, the faster the better before we really go down the drain.