Johor to focus on core matters for future growth

JOHOR BARU: Johor Barisan Nasional launched its manifesto for the general election (GE14) themed “Johor Team For A New Decade: Pledges for the Future”, containing initiaves for growth of the people and the state.

State Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the “Johor Hi-5” manifesto had five core thrusts namely economic growth, provision of comprehensive infrastructure, development of the mind, talent and skills, high-performance leadership, and establishment of a sustainable, Islamic and cultured community.

Other than the five core thrusts, Barisan pledges to focus on five target groups namely young Johoreans, the Felda community, the disabled, the orang asli and women.

“These pledges are guided by three targets to meet the needs as well as enhance the well-being of the people as a whole, positioning Johor as a new southern economic power that has its own unique, significant and meaningful contribution to Malaysia as well as preparing and propelling Johor as a competitor to all, especially Singapore.

“We will not let Johor to simply become a backyard for anyone, what more just merely being an observer to Singapore.

“So, Johor or better known as the ‘Southern Tigers' will start showing its fangs and stripes for this specific mission called ‘Chasing the Lion,” he said at the launch.

Also present were state Barisan deputy chairman Datuk Dr Abdul Latif Ahmad, Johor MCA chairman Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, Johor MIC chairman Datuk M. Asojan and Johor MyPPP chairman Datuk Dr Sivakumar. — Bernama

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