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Antara Ketuanan Melayu & Penguasaan Ekonomi

Oleh : Syafiq Hanafi
30 Oktober 2018 - 11:42 am

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  • 4.2 peratus pemegang unit menguasai hampir separuh (47.6 peratus) daripada keseluruhan unit amanah kendalian ASNB
  • Pada tahun 2016 pendapatan isi rumah kasar bulanan purata bagi kaum Bumiputera ialah RM6,267 berbanding RM8,750 untuk kaum Cina dan RM7,150 untuk kaum India.

Ketuanan Melayu merupakan satu istilah yang begitu sinonim dengan perjuangan politik parti Melayu utama di Malaysia satu ketika dahulu, UMNO. Ia jelas memiliki konotasi politik dalam mentafsirkan kedudukan dan hak kaum Melayu di Malaysia. Konsep Ketuanan Melayu ini telah melalui fasa perdebatan yang pelbagai.

 

Ada yang bersetuju dan ada yang tidak, malah ada juga yang cuba memberikan tafsiran lebih berlainan terhadap konsep ini. Ada pandangan yang melihat konsep ini sebenarnya hanya satu bayang-bayang politik dan ia tidak wujud secara nyata, ada pula yang menganggap ia sebagai satu konsep penting yang menandakan penguasaan orang Melayu dalam segala hal di Malaysia.

 

Pertikaian tentang konsep Ketuanan Melayu ini memasuki fasa baharu apabila Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman dalam program Forum Ekonomi Anak Muda 2018 yang diadakan di Suruhanjaya Sekuriti Malaysia pada 27 Oktober lalu telah menyebut bahawa zaman ketuanan Melayu kini telah berakhir dan Malaysia kini sedang bergerak ke arah fasa baharu yang memperjuangan kesaksamaan, Syed Saddiq yang juga merupakan Ketua ARMADA parti BERSATU menyatakan perkara ini menjadi agenda yang diperjuangan BERSATU.

 

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Kenyataan Syed Saddiq ini disambut dengan pelbagai cara, ada yang bersetuju, ada yang bersama-sama dengan beliau, tidak kurang juga ada yang menyambutnya dengan penuh emosi. Syed Saddiq tidak berhenti setakat itu, malah pada 28 Oktober 2018, beliau menulis pula pandangan lanjutannya terhadap konsep Ketuanan Melayu. Syed Saddiq pergi dengan lebih mendalam dan cuba mengupas hal-hal Ketuanan Melayu dari sudut realiti dan pergolakan hidup orang Melayu itu sendiri.

 

Bertitik-tolak dari situ, kami di Kapital.My cuba untuk merungkai realiti konsep Ketuanan Melayu ini dari sudut ekonomi dan kekayaan Bumiputera. Apakah di bawah konsep yang sekian lama dipertahankan sebagai tunjang politik Malaysia ini, orang Melayu sudah benar-benar beralih dan memiliki kekuatan ekonomi? Atau ia masih kekal malah mungkin keadaan makin sukar untuk difahami.

 

 

Pelaburan Dalam Amanah Saham

Kerajaan sebelum ini telah memperkenalkan pelbagai inisiatif untuk meningkatkan peluang pelaburan dalam kalangan Bumiputera. Antara yang utama termasuk memperkenalkan pelbagai unit amanah saham yang dikendalikan oleh Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB). Namun begitu, apa yang dihasratkan tidak menjadi kenyataan, malah pelaburan dalam beberapa unit amanah saham ini dikuasai hanya segelintir golongan Bumiputera yang kaya.

 

Pada tahun 2017 misalnya, 4.2 peratus pemegang unit menguasai hampir separuh (47.6 peratus) daripada keseluruhan unit amanah kendalian ASNB. Kumpulan 4.2 peratus ini menjadi pemegang unit pelaburan berjumlah antara 100,001 hingga 500,000 unit. Jumlah keseluruhan unit pelaburan golongan sedikit ini ialah 103,098 juta unit.

 

Namun begitu apa yang menghampakan ialah mereka yang memegang unit amanah saham 1,000 ke bawah membentuk majoriti sehingga 61 peratus dan kumpulan ini memegang 1,685 juta unit atau kira-kira 0.8 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan unit pelaburan. Ini membuktikan kepada kita bahawa agihan pendapatan dan kedudukan kekayaan dalam kalangan kaum Bumiputera adalah tidak seimbang. Malah dalam satu kajian yang dijalankan Khazanah Research Institute pada tahun 2014 mendapati 71.5 peratus pelabur dalam Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) mempunyai jumlah pelaburan kurang daripada RM536 di dalam akaun ASB mereka.

 

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Pendapatan dan Perniagaan

Laporan yang disediakan oleh Unit Perancang Ekonomi melihatkan pada tahun 2016 pendapatan isi rumah kasar bulanan purata bagi kaum Bumiputera ialah RM6,267 berbanding RM8,750 untuk kaum Cina dan RM7,150 untuk kaum India.

 

Jika dipecahkan kadar pendapatan purata mengikut kaum berasaskan kepada kumpulan pendapatan T20, kaum Bumiputera mendapat jumlah RM14,098 masih jauh dibandingkan dengan kaum Cina, RM20,534 dan kaum India RM16,163.

 

Bagi M40 pula Bumiputera menerima jumlah pendapatan purata RM5,953, kaum Cina RM8,162 dan kaum India RM6,669. Untuk golongan B40, kaum Melayu RM2,666, kaum Cina, RM3,446 dan kaum India, RM3,131.

 

Malah kadar insiden kemiskinan mengikut kaum berdasarkan kepada laporan yang sama pada tahun 2016 menunjukkan Bumiputera berada di tempat utama dengan 0.5 peratus diikuti kaum Cina dan India masing-masing dengan 0.1 peratus.

 

Selain itu, berdasarkan kepada Statistik Utama Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan Januari 2018, kita dapat melihat bagaimana golongan Bumiputera masih ketinggalan jauh dalam pendaftaran perniagaan francais. Secara keseluruhannya, bukan Bumiputera mendaftar 628 perniagaan francais berbanding hanya 236 untuk golongan Bumiputera.

 

Walaupun penguasaan pemilikan ekuiti dalam syarikat senarai awam oleh Bumiputera kini berada pada tahap 22 peratus, namun hakikatnya kawalan Bumiputera terhadap syarikat senarai awam hanya pada kadar 7.3 peratus berbanding kaum Cina yang memiliki ekuiti 36 peratus dan kawalan yang tinggi sehingga 59 peratus.

 

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Pemilikan Hartanah

Statistik daripada Jabatan Penilaian dan Perkhidmatan Harta (JPPH) pada tahun 2015 menyimpulkan bahawa kadar pemilikan hartanah oleh golongan Bumiputera hanya pada tahap 39.5 peratus, berbanding 53.4 peratus oleh golongan bukan Bumiputera. Malah JPPH menyimpulkan pergerakan pembelian hartanah dalam kalangan Bumiputera berada pada kedudukan sederhana dengan kadar kira-kira satu peratus untuk setiap tahun. Bagi JPPH pergerakan pembelian hartanah yang baik ialah pada kadar kira-kira tiga peratus setahun.

 

Malah JPPH turut menyenaraikan beberapa faktor yang menyumbang kepada keadaan ini termasuk pendapatan golongan Bumiputera yang rendah, kurang kesedaran tentang keperluan pemilikan hartanah, status lot Bumiputera yang boleh diubah kepada bukan Bumiputera, mudah menjual pemilikan hartanah dan kelemahan dalam penguatkuasaan.

Bagi pemilikan komersial pula Bumiputera hanya mampu berada pada tahap 9.8 peratus berbanding bukan Bumiputera, 46 peratus.

 

Masalah Sosial

Kaum Bumiputera Melayu juga sering disebut-sebut sebagai yang teratas dalam masalah dadah, masalah sosial paling membimbangkan di Malaysia. Malah keadaan ini berlaku disebabkan oleh taraf hidup yang tidak meningkat secara lebih berkualiti. Berdasarkan kepada maklumat daripada Agensi Anti Dadah Kebangsaan jumlah penagih daripada kaum Melayu yang dikesan terlibat dengan dadah pada tahun 2017 ialah 20,956 berbanding hanya 1,947 Cina dan 1,760 India.

 

Penutup

Berasaskan indikator-indikator yang disenaraikan ini, jelas perjuangan mengangkat kaum Bumiputera masih belum selesai dan masih banyak lagi usaha keras perlu dilaksanakan bagi memastikan tahap ekonomi, penguasaan dan agihan kekayaan saksama dalam kalangan kaum Bumiputera dapat dilaksanakan dengan jayanya. Ia bukanlah satu perkara mudah, apa yang penting pendekatan yang digunakan sebelum ini untuk menangani isu ekonomi dalam kalangan Bumiputera masih tidak mencapai matlamat ditetapkan.

 

Perubahan besar-besaran perlu dilaksanakan bagi memastikan kaedah yang lebih baik mampu memberikan manfaat diharapkan. Perbincangan tentang Ketuanan Melayu juga tidak seharusnya terperangkap dalam pandangan politik sempit, namun ia wajar diluaskan bagi menilai survival dan keperluan sebenar kaum Bumiputera itu sendiri.

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Pot Politics: The Marijuana Business enterprise Concerns Washington

Reading Time: 5 minutes Enlarge this imageAaron Smith, executive director from the Countrywide Hashish Field Affiliation, speaks about taxes on cannabis exterior the Capitol in 2013. “Any sector which is closely regulated with the authorities has to have an lively voice,” the group’s deputy director just lately stated.Gain McNamee/Getty Imageshide captiontoggle captionWin McNamee/Getty ImagesAaron Smith, govt director with the National Hashish Marketplace A sociation, speaks about taxes on marijuana outside the house the Capitol in 2013. “Any marketplace which is intensely regulated with the governing administration needs to have an lively voice,” the group’s deputy director not too long ago explained.Get McNamee/Getty ImagesState by state, the legal cannabis enterprise is gradually getting ground. The sector is working with the two an significantly favorable public impre sion toward cannabis and a freshly lawful money move to try to rework alone right into a force in countrywide politics. Recreational marijuana stores celebrated their initial anniversary of authorized procedure in Washington state Wednesday, whilst last 7 days marked eighteen months for your leisure cannabis company in Colorado. And Oregon legalized it July one, even though merchants there will never open until 2016. Meanwhile, the presence of profe sional medical marijuana proceeds to expand, with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Ha san signing a invoice adding on the diseases doctors might prescribe marijuana to deal with. New york state will decide on clinical marijuana growers to license later this month. And all this legalized cannabis means a great deal of hard cash. Washington point out has described virtually $260 million in total revenue, gathering $65 million in taxes. Colorado said lawful pot made $700 million in 2014. As with every organization, a immediate inflow of cash includes more capacity to form the polices they face through the nation’s cash.”Any busine s that is certainly closely controlled with the governing administration should have an lively voice,” stated Taylor West, deputy director with the Countrywide Hashish Busine s Affiliation, the one nationwide trade a sociation to stand for the legal hashish market. That features the 4 states wherever retail sale for leisure cannabis has become approved as well as the 23 states with healthcare marijuana legal guidelines within the books. “Cannabis is perhaps quite po sibly the most regulated at this time,” West mentioned, “so there’s normally going to be a need Jakub Zboril Jersey for political advocacy on behalf with the industry.” Enlarge this imageSen. Rand Paul waves to supporters in Denver just after he spoke to some shut a sembly of cannabis company leaders before in the working day.David Zalubowski/APhide captiontoggle captionDavid Zalubowski/APSen. Rand Paul waves to supporters in Denver right after he spoke into a shut meeting of hashish busine s Adam Oates Jersey leaders previously while in the working day.David Zalubowski/APPart of that advocacy starts off together with the White Home. Previous week, Sen. Rand Paul grew to become the 1st presidential candidate from the main bash to actively court docket donors from your budding authorized field. About forty people attended Paul’s closed-door reception around the sidelines of your Hashish Busine s Summit and Expo in Denver. Invitations put the price of entry at $2,seven hundred least, payable to your presidential hopeful’s victory committee. That Paul would take the lead in fundraising with the marijuana marketplace arrives as no surprise. The libertarian-leaning Kentucky senator has been a critic from the war on prescription drugs and was a co-sponsor, in addition to two Democrats, of a bill that could eliminate federal prohibitions on health-related marijuana. Neverthele s, Republican politicians and marijuana advocates have traditionally been opponents since Richard Nixon declared prescription drugs “public enemy No. 1.” But shifting attitudes have some GOP candidates backing off with the most draconian language on the “war on prescription drugs.” Previously this calendar year, Pew discovered that fifty three percent of american citizens a sist legalization, which include sixty eight percent of millennials. More than 60 % of youthful Republicans favor legalization. And, among 2010 and 2013, a sist for cannabis legalization greater by 11 per cent among the all Us residents. Various Republican candidates have tried out to strike a balance in between satisfying the party’s aged guard, which favors keeping the drug unlawful, and the youthful faction, which increasingly favors a lot more liberal social policies in keeping with limited-government beliefs. Speaking previously this 12 months to an viewers of conservative activists at CPAC, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush experimented with to locate a middle ground on cannabis legalization in Colorado. “I thought it had been a nasty notion, but states must have that appropriate to carry out it,” Bush said. “I might have voted no if I was in Colorado.” Sen. Ted Cruz expre sed the same sentiment for the similar celebration. “If the citizens of Colorado make your mind up they need to go down that highway, that’s their prerogative,” he mentioned. “I don’t concur with it, but which is their right.” But other folks have vowed to crush the rising busine s which is still unlawful below federal legislation. Gov. Chris Christie of latest Jersey said he would crack down on authorized regimes in Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon if he will become president. An additional presidential contender, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, claimed federal legal guidelines against marijuana use ought to be enforced. But much more states seem set to legalize, as well as the Division of Justice underneath President Obama has kept a generally hands-off technique considering the fact that 2013. Although legal le s than some point out laws, the marijuana marketplace operates in a very https://www.bruinsshine.com/Brad-Marchand-Jersey grey area, however topic to raids and seizures by federal authorities. This uncertainty indicates financial institutions have largely retained their distance from hashish for dread of opportunity prosecution. With out usage of credit, dispensaries are compelled to work in money. Colorado lawmakers have now taken notice. Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Republican Cory Gardner launched a invoice Thursday to allow marijuana merchants entry to bank accounts and credit score card solutions. Securing the present sector plenty of to relieve the fears of skittish bankers is main one of the cannabis busine s’s considerations. This suggests operating to alter federal regulations. The NCIA solely lobbies for your cannabis busine s with the federal relatively than state amount. The trade team features a political motion committee and two full-time workers customers in Washington, D.C., such as a lobbyist. It spent $80,000 on lobbying in 2014, as outlined by information from the Heart for Responsive Politics. Neverthele s, when you think about the liquor marketplace invested additional than $24 million lobbying a similar 12 months, the “cannabusine s” foyer features a strategies to go. Predictions abound a few way forward for “big pot.” ArcView, a cannabis field investigate firm, put the dimensions on the lawful cannabis industry at $2.6 billion in 2014. An additional review by a pro-marijuana group stated the market, if completely legalized throughout the country by 2020, can be value $35 billion each year. Critics get in touch with these figures overblown, but in almost any situation NCIA’s West claims which the hashish sector hopes to utilize the a sist of cannabis advocates all-around the place to put tension on lawmakers. “We’re likely to be ensuring that [members of Congre s] know their constituents care relating to this things,” she mentioned.