Joceline Tan, the writer was surprisingly kind in her remarks:
His speech had the intellectual depth that this university don-turned-politician is known for but it was his take on the potential impact of the government’s meritocracy policy on Malays...His message that "Meritocracy is a form of Discrimination" had only intellectual despair and no depth. Any university don worth his salt will not let his personal reputation be so tainted by a statement labelled as an oxymoron by even our own docile national press!
I've also found out that he was a former dean of the Economics faculty in University Malaya. I will certainly be worried about the nature of Economics he taught. And I will also be very curious to find out whether he gave extra marks to students based on race, since "meritocracy" will discriminate against the bumiputeras.