SHAH ALAM: Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) today launched a 10-point manifesto encompassing 100 initiatives for the people of Selangor if they are able to recapture the state in the 14th general election (GE14).
Selangor BN chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar, launched the manifesto carrying the theme “Better Selangor; Yakinlah, BN Lebih Baik!”.
It was specially formulated to fulfil the key goals of the party to make Selangor even more glorious.
Noh said Selangor BN was determined to “repair” the state, which was beset by many problems especially water supply, waste management and dengue in the two terms it has been under the state government led by PKR.
“We promise the people of Selangor, be confident that BN is better than the current state government. This Selangor BN manifesto is designed to make Selangor excellent and glorious again as we (BN) had done before.
“Perhaps we made some mistakes. There were weaknesses but we have learned from these. Selangor will be much better and be renowned in the country if BN takes over Selangor in GE14,” he said when launching the manifesto.
Also present were MCA president and Selangor MCA chairman Liow Tiong Lai, MIC president and Selangor MIC chairman Dr S Subramaniam, Selangor MyPPP chairman Maglin D’Cruz and Selangor BN deputy chairman Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan.
The 10 items in the manifesto are a high-performance public service; thriving, stable and innovative economy; peaceful and affordable housing; educational excellence and human capital; user-friendly infrastructure and basic amenities; as well as the well-being of youth, women and a plural society.
In addition, the manifesto also outlines efficient and affordable public transport; public safety and order; quality health and environmental sustainability; as well as the well-being and quality of life of the urban community.
Among the focus initiatives in the manifesto are the goods and services tax (GST) in the government sector will be fully borne by the state government; construction of 50,000 units of affordable homes; 10% discount for first house purchase under RM200,000; free primary religious education; University of Selangor to be upgraded to a public university; student house rental special fund; special fund for tahfiz schools; and RM2,000 special assistance to students entering institutions of higher learning.
Selangor BN also pledged to finalise the water restructuring industry for the comfort and well-being of the people of Selangor; complimentary 20 cubic metres of water and a rebate for use below 40 cubic metres; relief assistance for funerals; 50% discount for rental of state government halls for wedding receptions; Shah Alam Stadium as official football venue of the Selangor football team; creating a youth city; as well as providing new jobs for pensioners.
It pledges a special fund for school bus fare aid for B40 (low-income) families and special aid fund to obtain a motorcycle licence; a motorcycle racing circuit in each local authority; free dialysis centre in each state constituency; paying 20 sen to consumers bringing their own baskets to shops or supermarkets imposing a 20 sen charge on plastic bags; abolishing summonses and compounds incurred by hawkers or petty traders; abolishing traffic summonses in local authorities; as well as nursery and kindergarten facilities at every low-cost or medium-cost housing scheme.
It also promises 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots; a special development fund for payment of water and electricity bills for houses of worship; free school bus service at People’s Housing Programme (PPR) areas; special funds provided for student transit centres; special maintenance funds for primary and secondary religious schools, Chinese and Tamil SRJK and national type Chinese secondary schools; PPR units be made into rent-to-own homes; as well as housing programmes for Selangor youths, imam and civil servants. – Bernama