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Malaysia Rejects Bid To Stop Discrimination System August 15, 2006

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Malaysia said it would reject any bid to have their system of discrimination in favor of ethnic Malays canceled.

Malaysia and the United States are now in the process of negotiating a free trade pact which will cover Malaysian government procurement awarding profitable contracts to Malays or bumiputera.

The country’s Trade Minister Rafidah Aziz said that Washington knew Malaysia’s necessity to keep its policies for Malays, who comprise about 60 percent of the population, as its sovereign right.

“If government procurement in transparency is what is required, no problem. But if anybody, the U.S. or anybody, wants to impinge upon our rights to put forward or to implement a particular type of policy, that’s no go,” she told AFP.