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Opinion

Ismail Sabri's Malay action plan is a big deal

Policy is not a game changer but it can make a difference

| Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur's central business district, pictured on Jan. 30: the shortfall of homegrown, dynamic Malay enterprises remains unfinished business.   © AP

Hwok-Aun Lee is a senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore.

Two months after Malaysia's Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob unveiled his ambitious Bumiputra Development Action 2030 plan -- Bumiputra is a term used in Malaysia to describe Malays and other indigenous groups -- the public seems to have forgotten about it. Was it a lack of panache or policy fatigue?

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