The citizens have spoken in the latest elections that was not flawless but the results showed there is integrity in the system.
Rightly or wrongly, the people have empowered the opposition to operate 5 states in Peninsula Malaysia and the new Chief Minister of Penang has indicated that open tender system for contracts will be used to reduce corrupt practices.
Some feel that the NEP will be abolished but I thought that happened years ago unless it has morphed into a Never Ending Policy.
The opposition including PKR, DAP and PAS offered their manifesto based on the New Economic Agenda and the people in the states went for it.
So the PM should not be upset with the new approach to ensuring a fair and just society. It may turn out better results than what the Federal Government has so far achieved in more then 35 years.
Malaysians in all states will now be able to compare the performance of the different states without too much difficulty; based on the Auditor-General's Report.
I wrote this in 2005 and it offers some ideas on a new basis to help the poor and marginalised.