In Harapan Manifesto, Bumiputera agenda was included as one of the written promises made by Pakatan Harapan.
While it is yet to be fulfilled, Economic Affairs Minister Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin bin Ali has been outspoken about the issue in the media.
Other issues associated with Bumiputera agenda include economic agenda and Semenyih by-election.
Azmin stated that the government would come out with a new Malay-based economic policy to ensure equitable sharing of wealth.
It is also a “wake-up call” for Pakatan leading to the upcoming Rantau by-election.
NGO Centre for a Better Tomorrow (CenBeT) vice-president Datuk Simon Lim Seng Chai came as the second influencer of Bumiputera agenda following the remark made by Azmin that the Pakatan government must be brave to fulfil its promise right after losing the Semenyih by-election to Barisan Nasional.
In response to Azmin’s statement, Simon said that politicians should avoid giving knee-jerk reactions to the public after an election defeat.
However, on March 24, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (the third influencer) came out with an opposing economic agenda, which involves the people’s needs in general.
Is Bumiputera agenda still relevant in today’s Malaysia?
Source: Malaysia Indicator