PUTRAJAYA: A small economic pie will only lead to chaos as the people will fight each other to grab the few benefits, warns Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) president said that the party has a role to enlarge and develop the bumiputra stake in the economy so that the bumis and other races can enjoy the benefits equally.
"The bumiputra agenda success depends on the factors of a fast growing and stable economy. The country's economy must be ensured to grow well enough so that all the benfits of the prosperity of the country can be enjoyed by everyone.
"If our economy does not grow or remains stagnant, nothing can be shared by the people. Instead, we will be fighting for the few benefits. We will fight among ourselves. We will quarrel and become enemies.
"The bumiputra agenda must contribute to the economy growth of which the benefits can be enjoyed by all. If this policy stagnates the economy growth, then it is not the bumiputra agenda that we want," said Muhyiddin, who is also Home Minister.
He was speaking to about 2,000 Bersatu delegates at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre on the last day of Bersatu's second annual general meeting on Sunday (Dec 30).
On Friday (Dec 28), Muhyiddin in his opening speech, said that Bersatu will push a new national agenda to the Cabinet to further empower the bumiputra socially and economically.