Clear doubts over SPV 2030 before 12th Malaysia Plan


GIVEN the present rising anxiety over the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) that was first detected in Wuhan City, China, it would be easy to miss the growing concern and rising doubts over the emerging Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV 2030) that will be introduced in Parliament in the third quarter of this year.

Datuk Khalid Jaafar, the adviser to the Economic Affairs Minister, has emphasised via a Bernama report yesterday that “SPV 2030 was in no way a raced-based policy but a needs-based one aimed at narrowing the economic gap in the context of income, irrespective of race.”

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