Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA-EFE
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA-EFE

Malaysia’s Mahathir: NEP has created more graduates, but bumiputras still ‘lack business skills’

  • The former PM played a key role in the formation of the 1971 policy that benefits the majority Malay and native population
  • In this interview, he reflects on the programme’s early days, its flaws and successes, as well as the outlook for young Malays amid a Covid-hit economy

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA-EFE
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: EPA-EFE
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