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Daim promises justice for everybody

Ramon Navaratnam  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | I refer to, Daim Zainuddin's exclusive interview with Bernama yesterday, when he announced, as chairperson of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP), that in economic and financial management, the government should "ensure justice for everybody".

This is indeed a welcome breakthrough in the new government's economic policies. Interestingly this was indeed the original philosophy stated in the New Economic Policy (NEP) in 1970.

Unfortunately, this fair and reasonable thinking got distorted and derailed later due to abuse and cronyism.

Then income inequality set in and seeped right through the whole economic and financial system.

This unhealthy trend was then aggravated by corruption, expenditure wastage, inefficiencies and the politicisation of finance and economic management, as we now see from the red files revealed by the Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng...

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