Dato Nurjazlan's inclination towards neo-liberalism is obvious. And it is also obvious that he is a Melayu Liberal and indifferent to national building aspirations.
At least the tongkat Melayu wants to do something, wants to get out of the tongkat dependence and wants to see the Malay be at par with the other races and preparing to stop needing tongkats.
The Melayu Liberal advocated the abolition of government intervention in economic matters. No restrictions, no barriers, no tariffs, they said. Free trade, meritocracy and nature (another term for competition as once said by Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar) is the best way for a nation's economy to move forward and for the Malays to develop.
Now it seems the liberal ideas of freedom and rights in politics and individualism in "free" enterprise, in "free" competition are merely being applied by Melayu Liberals for the capitalist's pursuit to feather their nest as they wish without consideration for fair play and the nation in mind.
Looking at the proponents of neo-liberalism amongst Malays like the Tingkat 4s, the Khairys - Air Asia, ECM Libra, etc, the ISIS, the Ethos Consultings, the Khazanahs, the GLCs, and last but not least, the Nurjazlans, neo-liberalism for these Melayu Liberals is only about easy money without responsibility and hard work.
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(Edited by The Mole.)