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Can bumis compete with new wave of China nationals, asks PM

Alyaa Alhadjri  |  Published:  |  Modified:

KBN CONGRESS | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today questioned whether the bumiputera will be able to compete with a new wave of skilled and business-savvy entrepreneurs from China making their way to Malaysia.

Speaking during a dialogue session on bumiputera economy, Mahathir said the new wave of immigrants will be unlike early Chinese settlers in Malaysia – who were then mostly involved in small businesses, and whose children have now gained control of major developments in the cities.

"These are the Chinese already in Malaysia whose attitudes we can accept...

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