KUALA LUMPUR DIS.6: The launching of the Bumiputera Development Action 2030 (TPB2030) today is a prove of the government’s concern to give fair opportunities in the economy and socio-economic activities besides empowering the Bumiputera agenda under the guidance of the Bumiputera Agenda Leader Unit or known as TERAJU.
Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, TPB2030 is also playing the role to ensure the continuity and empowering the earlier Bumiputera policies and initiatives to be at par with the current situation.
“TPB2030 has underlined clear strategies through the development and initiative programmes that have been streamlined with the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB2030) and supported by the 12th Malaysia Plan (MP12) that is inclusive for the Malaysian Family.
“Generally TPB2030 has identified six Main Targets to be achieved before 2030. These targets are expected to be achieved via seven Main Economic Growth (KEGA) consisting of Agriculture and Commodity, Digital Economy, Halal and Food, Islamic Finance, Transportation and Sustainable Mobility, Manufacturing and Tourisms.
“Bumiputera should be assisted through new ways, more structured and inclusive from Perlis until Sarawak and Sabah including the minority Bumiputeras. TPB2030 must be aimed at elevating the Bumiputera’s position through merits and competencies,” Ismail said.
He said that in his speech when launching the TPB2030 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) here today.
The Prime Minister added, without the capacity and competency development of the Bumiputera, the grand objective will not be achieved.
“We must learn a lesson from the Bumiputera programmes that have been initiated all this while but have failed to achieve the original targets. When framing the TPB2030, suitable approach with the 21st century must be prioritised so that the mistake of just talking and planning on paper but in reality have not helped to change the fortune of the Bumiputera in this country,” Ismail reiterated.
Ismail stressed that the success of the Bumiputera does not stop as the agenda only but will bring results to the country as a whole. The country could lead the Bumiputera agenda to the global level by empowering the high technology fileds, elevating the quality of graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET).
Earlier the Prime Minister emphasized that even though the Bumiputera is a majority race in Malaysia that is 20.9 million or 69.7 per cent from the total population but the Bumiputera’s socio-economic status need to be elevated especially in the wealth’s ownerships, gaps in income and asset ownerships that are still very low.
“Until today the objective of achieving 30 per cent Bumiputera equity domination has never been reached even though the New Economic Policy (DEB) has been introduced to solve the problems of the economic imbalanced among the races in the country,” Ismail said.-Malaysia World News