Govt to bolster Bumi economic agenda


The government will remain proactive and committed in revitalising the implementation of the Bumiputera economic agenda, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (picture).

He said special focus will be given to the bottom 40% (B40) and the middle 40% (M40) households.

“In this light, existing policies will be re-evaluated and improved upon based on current needs and global economic challenges.

“This is to ensure the continued and sustainable growth of the Bumiputera economic agenda, as well as increase the competitiveness level of Bumiputeras,” said Azmin when replying to a question from Datuk Noraini Ahmad (BN-Parit Sulong) in Parliament yesterday.

The minister’s response was read, on his behalf, by Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Senator Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.

Azmin said the implementation of current policies will be translated into the strategy, initiative and direction of the 11th Malaysia Plan, which would be tabled in Parliament this October, and will take into account the interest of Bumiputeras and the B40 and M40 households.

“The Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit will be maintained and improved upon to strengthen its function and role.

“This is to make sure the growth of the Bumiputera economy will be enhanced and streamlined to be more holistic, hence, ensuring Bumiputera economic participation remains significant,” he added.