Malaysiakini

Analysts say M'sia has most unequal society in SE Asia

Institut Rakyat says the Bumiputera Economic Empowerment programme announced by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is directed at appeasing the Malay right-wing group Perkasa.

It is also aimed at strengthening Najib's bid to defend his Umno presidency and ward off any impression that BN has lost the popular vote.