can't people make a living decently and fairly?!?... why must there be marginalisation?!?...
now, would people think... instead of going to a malay/mamak shop for teh tarik they will end up in an chinese/indian shop?!?...
as they saying goes, wat goes around comes around and you get wat you asked for tho...
p/s ; penang, malacca and ipoh balless kowtow groups... watch yr back during the next ge!...
Furore over Perak’s bumiputra-only circular
IPOH: A circular compelling all state department heads to buy stationery and rent photocopiers only from bumiputra companies has sparked a public outcry.
Pantai Remis assemblyman Nga Kor Ming said he had received many complaints from suppliers over the matter.
“I have also checked with the state secretariat about the circular and I have been told that it is the policy,” he told a press conference here yesterday.
Nga, who is also DAP Socialist Youth chief, said the policy was a “serious marginalisation” of non-bumiputra suppliers.
A copy of the circular for renting of photocopiers, which was made available to the press, states that the state Financial Office is allowing all state department heads to select a company for the service after the contracts with four existing suppliers expire.
The June 9, 2006, circular, also states that the department heads must choose a company which has a bumiputra status.
The circular named the four existing suppliers as CS OA Enterprise, Ricoh (M) Sdn Bhd, Tele Dynamics Metro Sdn Bhd and Successive Enterprise.
Nga urged Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali to view the matter seriously. He said the state policy was a form of “abuse of the National Economic Policy” which called for 30% of the equity to go to bumiputras.
“This state policy is calling for 100% and it will only enrich bumiputras who are closely linked to Umno,” he charged.
“We are only calling for fair treatment and fair competition.”
When contacted, state Financial Officer Datuk Jamalludin Al Amini Ahmad declined comment.