Published: Friday January 18, 2013 MYT 11:39:00 AM
Updated: Friday January 18, 2013 MYT 3:07:44 PM
Najib blames rent seekers for failure to achieve 30pc equity
By ZUHRIN AZAM AHMAD
PUTRAJAYA: Rent seekers caused the failure to achieve the 30% bumiputra equity in the country's economy, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Addressing an economic forum of Malay/Bumiputra leaders, Najib said when the rent seekers failed in their businesses, it derailed the target.
However, there have been some improvement as the bumiputra equity had increased to 23% in 2010 from 21.9% in 2008, he said.
"This is the result of the government's market-friendly policies and the move to offer business opportunities to bumiputras based on merit," he said.