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Another pro-rich man policy to deepen the have and have-not Malaysians

Above article is about Gini Coefficient in Malaysia I wrote several years ago, I summarized its few points here for non-Chinese readers,

1. Malaysia is the second highest Gini Coefficient  (second worst)  in Asia.

2. 15% of have or rich people with GDP per Capita of USD 36,784 while another 85% have-not with USD 1,623 GDP per capita.

3. The rich to poor gap is 22.7 times.

I think this is another election-induced policy to bait some urban Chinese and Indians with cash.

UMNO’s sole goal is to create a huge number of Malays, Ibans and Kadasans who cannot read, speak and write English in the semi-urban and rural areas and another Malay, Chinese and Indian small elite group in cities.

The poor group continued to be brainwashed by UMNO for the power continuity by making 99% low and middle income Chinese and Indian as its punching bag.

I hope more urban Malays should work harder by “de-intoxicated” rural Malays tainted by UMNO propaganda machine.

Putrajaya scraps local student quota in international schools

By Anisah Shukry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Malaysia’s ambitions to be a regional education hub has received a boost with Putrajaya scrapping the 40 per cent cap for local students to enrol in international schools nationwide “with immediate effect”.

The New Sunday Times today quoted Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong as saying the move is in line with the government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).

“We have to compete with neighbouring countries in the educational field,” he said, pointing out that Singapore and Thailand had already lifted their quotas.

He added the decision also followed requests from Malaysian parents for more places for their children in international schools, which number almost 100 nationwide.

The weekly also quoted Sri Kuala Lumpur International School chief executive Hanif Othman Merican as saying that while he welcomed the move, they had not received an official directive from the ministry yet.

But Parent Action Group for Education president Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahman told The New Sunday Times that she opposed the move as it would create “a new social divide between communities of different socio-economic levels”.

She said that only children who cannot afford the international school fees will remain in national schools, which will result in reduced competitiveness among the students there.

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Baki says:

World Bank data on the Gini coefficient, a measure of wealth inequality states that the gap between rich and poor in Malaysia is larger than it is in neighbouring Thailand!!!


Gopal Raj Kumar says:

BN’s goodies are really good baits for votes from the Indian community. The Indians are happy to be called ‘king maker’ in the coming GE, and this is enough reasons to boost the ego of Indians who are otherwise better known as ‘king cobra’. As an Indian I really understand their psyche and mentality, that’s why they will continue to widen the Gini coefficient.