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Najib: Merit-based public university intake victimises Indians

The Indian community will become victims if the government allows full meritocracy in the student intake at public universities, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said.

The meritocracy, which introduced 15 years ago by the then prime minister (Dr Mahathir Mohamad), did not help the Indian community, Najib said when officiating the 25th annual general assembly of the Indian Progressive Front in Serdang today.

However, he did not name Mahathir during his speech.

Mahathir was reported to have replaced the racial quota system in public university intake with meritocracy in 2002, in order to spur healthy competition among Malay students...

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