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Published: Tuesday February 19, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 12:02:07 PM

Pakatan polls manifesto out next Monday

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat will launch its general election manifesto next Monday, which the Opposition coalition said would reflect its unity and readiness.

The manifesto will continue to promise a welfare state, which PAS, PKR and DAP had agreed upon, and will promise several measures to help the poor.

PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the manifesto and election campaign slogan would be unveiled at Pakatan's convention in Shah Alam.

“The launch will bear testimony to the voters that the coalition is still intact and prepared to face the elections despite all the challenges thrown at us by our political opponent,” he said.

Saifuddin said that drawing up Pakatan's manifesto was easy this time around as the parties already had a common agreement on issues relating to the position of Malay Rulers, Islam and the national language.

He said that while the Buku Jingga was a document detailing Pakatan's plans for the first 100 days if it came to power, the manifesto would outline its plans throughout the term should the Opposition get the mandate.

PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu said that the early unveiling of Pakatan's manifesto would allow the coalition to spread the message to the people, particularly through social media.

“We are not launching it too early. In fact, the time is right because the elections are just around the corner. Launching it now will allow us more time to make our pledges known,” he said.

Tags / Keywords: Nation, News, Politics, pakatan rakyat, election manifesto, mohamad sabu, saifuddin nasution ismail, GE13

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