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Byline: Syed Nadzri
THE worst fears about making Malaysia's adventurous New Economic Model happen are coming true. And this has a lot to do with people who, under the guise of championing the deprived, are actually clamouring for "business as usual".
More than that, they are doing a lot of scare-mongering, which creates a new danger level altogether, and may end up doing much disservice to the Malays by turning it into a community that cannot compete.
The signs were clear at the Bumiputera economic congress organised and attended by Malay non-governmental organisations in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. They wanted the strategies of the New Economic Policy continued and for the Bumiputera economic standing to be strengthened. Which would be absolutely fine if …