The New Economic Policy in Malaysia: Affirmative Action, Ethnic Inequalities and Social Justice
Edmund Terence Gomez & Johan Saravanamuttu (eds)
The social fabric inherited by a newly independent Malaysia exhibited large economic disparities between class, ethnic and regional groups. From 1971 onwards the Government has been attempting to implement a policy that was meant to address these disparities. The policy has resulted in a large reduction of poverty and greater interethnic economic equality, but it has also produced a disproportionally wealthy Bumiputra elite and a debilitating brain drain that has resulted in weak human capital. In this work a range of academics from the region assess the policy's successes and failures and suggest changes that could bring the policy back on course. xviii and 393 pages.with an index figures and tables.
Weight 0.8 kg. Post free within Malaysia.
Published by SIRD, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 2013.
Condition: New. Paperback.