PN’s pledge to Malaccans covers the economy, education, tourism, women, environment, infrastructure
PERIKATAN Nasional (PN)’s manifesto for Melaka’s 15th general election is based on six main pillars, under which are 11 strategies and 74 approaches.
PN’s pledge for Melaka is:
1. Economic integrity
> To spur the growth of strategic and high-impact industries
> Provide quality and high-income employment opportunities in all sectors of the economy
2. Concern for the people
> To create a prosperous community
> To strengthen the education sector to meet the needs of future talent
> To empower the youth in state development
> To increase women’s participation in the economic sector as well as protect women’s welfare
> To mitigate the impact of Covid-19
3. Revitalise tourism sector
> To restart the tourism industry in Melaka
4. Environmental sustainability
> To emphasise on enviromental sustainability in state development
5. Infrastructure efficiency
> To strengthen the provision of infrastructure for the people
6. Strong and honest administration
> To empower the civil service of the state government and strengthen the trust of the people
PN chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin assured the electorate that its candidates standing in the elections on Nov 20 are aligned with the coalition’s mission to transform Melaka into a developed state.
“Our motto is Melaka Bangkit Gemilang. The PN candidates can realise the aspirations of the people of Melaka who want to see their state rise,” said the former prime minister.
PN can bring changes to the state’s administration by emphasising on integrity and transparency, he added.
“The interests and well-being of the people will be the priority. PN will be inclusive and we will ensure that all groups benefit from development of the various economic sectors. No group will be marginalised.
“This is our pledge and commitment that a state government that will be formed based on the voice of the people who want to see Melaka’s rise to glory as a developed state, and they will have a government that cares for the people with leadership of integrity,” he said.
Muhyiddin said that to ensure all pillars and strategies will be fulfilled, PN will set up a special committee to monitor the implementation of the pledges in the manifesto.
He said the committee members would include Malaccans who are experienced professionals.
“This is PN’s assurance for the people of Malacca,” he said.
PN has pledged to create a TVET education hub, maintain aid for registered tahfiz schools, and give a one-off RM200 monetary aid to tahfiz, religious as well as kindergarten teachers under Majlis Agama Islam Melaka.
The coalition also promised to postpone Tabung Amanah Pendidikan Negeri Melaka loan repayment, reduce hawker licence fee by half, and also offer a 50% rental discount for small traders.
Due to the challenging pandemic times, PN will give a one-time monetary aid of RM200 for all children born in Malacca in 2021.
With a strong and honest administration, PN will implement its agenda to strengthen the state civil service through digitisation and direct engagement with the people.
Muhyiddin said the coming state elections provides the opportunity for the people of Melaka to take bold steps to make changes.
Election day is Nov 20. PN is fielding 28 candidates, Bersatu 15, while PAS and Gerakan will contest eight and five seats respectively.