By Research for Social Advancement

Manipulation and deception of the ETP

COMMENT We are dismayed to find perception manipulation and deception still surrounds the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).

The mainstream media today is full of praise and claims of excellent performance and transformation. This is exactly the opposite of the true picture.

Research for Social Advancement (Refsa) wishes to draw attention to three points:

  1. Real national income growth has been pedestrian at under five percent per year, which is well below the six percent targeted by the ETP. The Performance Management Delivery Unit (Pemandu) of the Prime Minister's Department is manipulating perception by trumpeting nominal gross national income (GNI) numbers, which include inflation, and in US$, which are rrelevant to the vast majority of Malaysians...