The Economist echoes the VOI on racial Malaysia

An article appearing in The Economist on 25 August mirrors what the VOI wrote recently, but the mag adds a killer parting shot:

Towards the end of his [Mahathir’s] tenure, he abolished the quota system for university places. The results were mixed: the proportion of Malay students rose somewhat overall, but it fell in the most competitive courses, including law and medicine. That drop, in turn, led many UMNO members to demand that quotas be reinstated, and prompted some wags to ask whether it was really the party itself that had become politically dependent on the system of racial preferences.

Oooh, a solid strike to the UMNO solar plexus.

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