PETALING Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua’s recent suggestion for Selangor to abolish the 7% bumiputera discount for high-end property has not been uniformly received by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders yet. Can we expect the implementation of Pua’s proposal for needs-based affirmative action in the PR-led states?
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Who benefits from bumiputera discounts?By Tarani Palani
SHOULD bumiputera discounts continue for properties worth more than half a million ringgit? Would it be a disservice to the bumiputera community if this race-based affirmative policy was removed?
Inquests are hamstrungBy Sivarasa Rasiah, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and Lau Weng San
PAKATAN Rakyat views as mockery the cabinet’s decision to limit the terms of reference of the Royal Commission of Inquiry to only investigate the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC)’s investigative procedures, and to have an inquest determine Teoh Beng Hock’s death. MACC’s unjustifiable conduct in their investigations is clearly connected to Teoh’s death, and the actual […]
“Should public aid stop?”By Lau Weng San
FOR the past few weeks, several organisations, associations and poor people have come to my office seeking assistance. Most of the assistance they seek is monetary [in nature]. As a ruling party assembly[person], I have the privilege of offering my help by utilising my constituency development fund. [The use of this] fund [is also what […]