I was one of those who gave Nazir hell because I believe he was being reckless and allowed himself to be misinterpreted [read NEP: Misunderstood, misimplemented (but not bastardized) for an example on how not to overcook your eggs] but I can't argue with Tay about Nazir's credentials. "Nazir's achievements had nothing much to do with his family, upbringing or his bumiputra status, but his own wisdom and input. His progressive psyche testifies that the Malays can still get plugged to the world so long as they are willing to deliver themselves out of the "kampung mentality" cocoon," Tay continues.
"Some say he makes the most ideal candidate for the finance minister, but the prime minister has been reluctant to bring his younger brother into the government or politics.As for whether he's the ideal candidate to be Najib's Finance Minister ... mmm, I don't know if it's a good idea to follow Singapore the Dynasty, the Lims of the DAP and keluarga Anwar in PKR won't have any objection, I'm sure.
"Having said that, there are voices calling for Nazir to play a bigger role so that he can change the largely conservative mindset of the Malays and help steer the nation towards greater progress."
*Strangely, the Malays have become very successful bankers - Aug 16