ABSTRACT

First published in 1986, the Malaysian economy has grown remarkably since 1970 but despite this poverty is still widespread. This book examines the record of economic development in Malaysia over this period and evaluates the success of the New Economic Policy. In particular it examines the merits of the trusteeship strategy in its aim to eradicate poverty and in socioeconomimc restructuring.

part |2 pages

Part One: The Problem of Poverty

chapter 1|12 pages

The Origins of Economic Trusteeship

part |2 pages

Part Two: Poverty Reproduction Under the NEP

part |2 pages

Part Three: Wealth Concentration Under the NEP

part |2 pages

Part Four: Prospects and Alternatives