Non-Malay ministers would be participating in the Bumiputera Economic Congress (KEB) sheduled to begin tomorrow over a three day period.
“This congress is a Bumiputera congress… This congress will evaluate the projects carried out, introduce some new programmes with a new approach, but will also identify some aspects of the problems faced by non-Bumiputeras, the Chinese, especially the Indians in Malaysia.
“This is a new approach. And we in Barisan Nasional (BN), Umno especially, Pakatan Harapan (PH), including Keadilan (PKR) and Amanah (Parti Amanah Negara) must have the courage to face this problem and this congress will be much better than the previous economic congress,” said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the closing ceremony of Perak Unity Government Convention, held in Meru, Perak, today.
“(We) must be brave to face this goal that this congress will be much better than the previous congresses. This is a new narrative to solve the various problems that have been raised,” he added, reported New Straits Times.
Previous KEB did not have non -Malay participation.
Former deputy minister of international trade and industry Ong Kian Ming had mentioned interest in attending the event.
The three day event would focus on 10 main clusters.
Educational and human capital reforms, strengthening the halal industry, the economy of Sabah and Sarawak Bumiputera and the mastery of new technology are some of the clusters.