Are the Malaysians too late?


COMMENT | A possible beneficial outcome of the controversy over the enrollment program is the opening of valid and reliable data on Malaysian participation in higher education and in professional areas for public scrutiny.

This is important and necessary so that actors and politicians like Education Minister Maszlee Malik do not confuse or confuse others about the real extent to which the Malaysian community is lagging behind other communities.

The data is also important as it will tell whether past efforts in corrective policies have been successful or unsuccessful. This can then assure the public that the alleged imbalance in higher education and professions is based on accurate facts and figures; and is not presented for opportunistic political or racist reasons …


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