Ethnic politics at heart of GE13 campaign


John Grafilo, dpa            

In multiracial Malaysia, ethnic Malays get priority in admission to schools, preference in government jobs, and a discount when buying a house.

These privileges were originally intended to be temporary, until Malays attained economic parity with other races. Affirmative action is popular with Malays - a lot of political effort goes into defending and extending them - but they are not vote winners with other races.


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Ethnic politics at heart of GE13 campaign

John Grafilo, dpa,

In multiracial Malaysia, ethnic Malays get priority in admission to schools, preference in government jobs, and a discount when buying a house.

These privileges were originally intended to be temporary, until Malays attained economic parity with other races. Affirmative action is popular with Malays - a lot of political effort goes into defending and extending them - but they are not vote winners with other races.


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