The Malaysia Human Development (MHDR) Report in 2 and a half minute –

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

MHDR 2013 in 2 and a half Minutes

“It is essential that Malaysia continues to prioritise inclusive growth and social cohesion, and moves forward with the second generation policies that are needed to support this.” – Frances Stewart Find out more at

The Malaysia Human Development Report 2013 (MHDR) is the country’s first nationally-owned, independent report of its kind, with a focus on inclusive growth. Themed “Redesigning an Inclusive Future”, the report is an analysis of the country’s development since the New Economic Policy (NEP) was implemented in 1971.Kamal Salih MHDR 2013

The launch of the report presents an opportunity for all Malaysians to be part of a national dialogue on past progress, current challenges, and steps forward as we move into the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016 – 2020) and towards attaining Vision 2020.

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Kamal Salih – Capturing the Essence of the NEP

New Straits Times Online, by Kamal Salih, 21 September 2014, 8.08am

IN development thinking and practice, no policy has captured the imagination nor created more controversy in its implementation among scholars, politicians and the public alike than the New Economic Policy, introduced some 45 years ago. A generation had debated, lived and benefited from the NEP, until its formal ending in 1990.

Or so it seems in hindsight. The policy debate and the concerns surrounding the policy never really ended, for the issues of inequality along class and ethnic lines in our multiracial country remained stubbornly intransigent, even after its success (a controversial notion in itself) and new incarnations of the NEP in subsequent years.

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