Call to give top posts of GLCs to Malays

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

UMNO wanita leader has de­manded that gov­ern­men­towned and gov­ern­ment-linked com­pa­nies should give pref­er­ence to Malays rather than those from other races when it comes to fill­ing top po­si­tions.

Wanita Umno Ba­gan di­vi­sion chief Hami­dah Ar­shad said Malays will lose out if such po­si­tions were handed to other races as they tend to side­line Malay par­tic­i­pa­tion.

Hami­dah asked why a Chi­nese was ap­pointed to fill the chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and gen­eral man­ager po­si­tions at Pe­nang’s SP Se­tia Ber­had, a Per­modalan Na­sional Ber­had com­pany.

“When other races are al­lowed to hold top po­si­tions, the con­trac­tors, con­sul­tants, lawyers and oth­ers will go to them. Are there no qual­i­fied Malay lawyers or con­trac­tors in Pe­nang?”

“This GLC is owned by us but why do we give it to other races? How can we help our own race? It was our fault be­cause when we had the power, we ap­pointed and gave power to the other races in the com­pany,” she said while de­bat­ing the pres­i­dent’s speech at the Wanita Umno gen­eral assem­bly at Pu­tra World Trade Cen­tre yes­ter­day.

Al­lud­ing to the DAP-led Pe­nang gov­ern­ment, Hami­dah said the fate of Malays in the state was akin to those of Pales­tini­ans, be­ing chased out from their home­land.

“They (the Malays) are be­ing chased out by DAP. The cleans­ing process is be­ing done with­out us notic­ing,” she said.

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