Its a pity that both UMNO and Parti Pribumi BERSATU Malaysia find it unacceptable to have the Democratic Action Party as a partner in the government because it is Chinese dominated.
These Malay leaders claim their followers believe the country should only be ruled by Malays. The Bumiputra in Sabah and Sarawak are also not eligible as they are not Malay.
The DAP Chinese know they can't rule the country even if all the non Malays vote for them at the national level. So the DAP is not a threat to anyone as it cannot obtain power by itself.
Pushing the DAP to the side line is a great loss to the country because its ministers provide the meritocracy that is sadly lacking in the government.
Some say the ministers don't have to be highly qualified because the administrators and professionals in the civil service can provide all the skills needed in the government. It's true the politicians don't have to be experts. Their job is to be good communicators.
Nevertheless, to be effective in communicating and articulating, the ministers must have the education and the intelligence to understand the subject matter so well that when they explain the ministry policies to the public, the ordinary people can understand and accept the logic. Such ministers will bring credit to the government and the country.
The image of the government comprising of highly qualified ministers of various races will be a plus factor in promoting the country to the world and to potential investors. The DAP can supply highly qualified politicians who can put Malaysia on the world map as a progressive country which uses its best talents irrespective of race, religion and culture to run the country.
All investors will be impressed and encouraged to do business here in Malaysia.
When we have a successful economy, the Malays who account for 60% of the population will be the biggest beneficiaries to be lifted out of the low income groups because they will provide the bulk of the work force at all categories of occupations.
There will be much less Malay graduate unemployment and as their sons and daughters will bring home better salaries, millions of Malaysian households will rise up the income ladder to enjoy higher standards of living.