PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has questioned claims by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng that Pakatan Harapan has fulfilled 60% of the promises in its election manifesto.
During the 14th general election, Pakatan laid out 60 promises in “Buku Harapan”, with 10 of these promises supposed to be fulfilled in its first 100 days of administering the country.
Dr Wee, who is MCA president, said that out of those 10 promises, only one – abolishing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was fulfilled.
“The others are still promises. 100 days has become almost two years. We haven’t even looked at all the 60 promises in the ‘Buku Harapan’. Does the public believe Lim, who said that 60% of the promises have been fulfilled?” Dr Wee asked in a Facebook post on Monday (Dec 9).
He said that while Pakatan had abolished the GST, they replaced it with the old system of Sales and Services Tax (SST) and had introduced other new taxes such as the soda tax, digital tax, and the departure levy, among others.
He also questioned Lim on Pakatan’s promise to bring down the prices of things and about the “shared prosperity” vision recently announced by the government.
Dr Wee said that as for the affordable housing programmes, Pakatan had just rebranded Barisan Nasional’s previous programmes.
When it came to lightening the burden faced by youngsters, Dr Wee said that during Barisan Nasional’s administration, the youth had received RM450, whereas under Pakatan, they only received RM100.
He said that Pakatan Harapan had allocated RM316.55bil for Budget 2019 while Barisan Nasional had allocated RM282.25bil for Budget 2018.
Dr Wee also said that the abolition of tolls was a popular theme at Pakatan ceramahs once upon a time.
“What they are doing is rebranding toll to congestion charges. Toll-free is now becoming toll forever, ” said Dr Wee in his post.
He also took aim at promises such as targeted fuel subsidies, improving public transportation, improving the access and quality of health services, as well as looking into the welfare of farmers.
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