Melaka polls: Perikatan unveils its manifesto, key focus on economic development


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 14 Nov 2021

MELAKA: Perikatan Nasional has unveiled its election manifesto known as "Perikatan Pledge for Melaka", including the promise of good governance should it win the state polls.

In his opening address, Perikatan chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the coalition was offering an inclusive offer involving six main thrusts based on 11 strategies and 74 approaches to voters in the state.

"Perikatan promises that it will bring huge change in terms of administering the state. Our administration will be based on the principle of integrity and good governance," he said when launching its manifesto on Sunday (Nov 14).

To ensure that the pledges are implemented, he said that a special monitoring implementation taskforce would be formed consisting of locals and experienced professionals.

Under the first core, economic integrity, Perikatan promised that the state economy would be developed with special focus on high and strategic industries.

Attention will also be given to digitalisation and the development of micro businesses in the state.

Perikatan, he said, pledged a one-off RM200 assistance to tahfiz, kafa (religious) teachers and kindergarten teachers registered under the state religious body.

It also planned to form a Dewan Undangan Negeri Belia Melaka, to identify new leaders among locals.

To reduce the impact of Covid-19, business licenses and site rental for small businesses would be reduced.

"This is to alleviate the financial burden and give space to them to continue their operations," he said.

Perikatan also pledged a one-off RM200 payment to all children born in Melaka in 2021 if it wins the state election.

It also said it would address issues relating to tourism and traffic.

"In order to ease traffic, especially during peak times and holiday season, the Perikatan government plans to set up a multi-storey car park at tourism hot spots and with a park-and-ride system," he said.

It also promised to prepare infrastructure to give 5G Internet coverage and free WiFi hotspots in selected areas.

"This is the manifestation of the commitment of Perikatan to ensure that all of its pledges made for the people of Melaka will be implemented through strong and determined efforts," said Muhyiddin.

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