JOHOR BARU: Johor Barisan Nasional’s manifesto is in line with the spirit of Muafakat Johor, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said.
The manifesto includes people from every race and the development of Tamil, Chinese vernacular schools as well as religious schools.
“We hope (Johor Mentri Besar) Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin will continue to lead Johor.
“He has a manifesto to ensure the growth of every district in Johor based on their respective strengths,” he said.
State MIC chief Datuk M. Asojan said the manifesto did not specifically cater to any particular race but benefitted everyone.
The Yayasan Sultanah Rogayah is something interesting for the Indian community as it will give them all kinds of opportunities, especially in the areas of education, entrepreneurship and welfare, said Asojan.
Johor Umno Youth chief Hahasrin Hashim said the manifesto took into account the needs of youths in the state and included initiatives to improve their livelihood for a better future.
State Gerakan chairman Datuk Teo Kok Chee described the manifesto as the best.
“Johor Barisan has always fulfilled its promises and pledges to the people.
“This manifesto is practical and achievable,” he said.
Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad welcomed Johor Barisan’s manifesto as it highlighted the importance of inclusiveness between Felda and the state government to improve the settlers’ lives.
The Government and Felda must work together because land matters are the prerogative of the state government, he added.
Johor Barisan Wanita chief Datuk Sharifah Azizah Syed Zain said the manifesto emphasised strengthening women economically.
“It is a huge bonus for the state, especially with plans to build the Tun Fatimah Complex, which will be a platform for women to actively take part in business,” she said.
Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (Jaro) chairman Datuk Jimmy Low said the state government’s focus in helping those with disabilities to be independent was timely.
“The state government is caring towards the less fortunate, especially those with disabilities”, said Low.
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