Radzi: Perikatan’s manifesto realistic enough

PUTRAJAYA: Perikatan Nasional has studied in depth the offers made in its manifesto for the 15th General Election (GE15) which are realistic to implement, said Putrajaya Perikatan chairman Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin.

He said the manifesto launched by Perikatan chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin takes into account the interests of various segments of society in the short, medium and long-term.

“In every matter that was included in the manifesto, we take into account all aspects to ensure that what we say is doable.

“It’s not something we fool around with, we looked into everything and when the time comes for us (Perikatan) to form the government, they (the promises) will be implemented,” he said.

Among the highlights of Perikatan’s election pledges are its plans to ensure a comprehensive economic recovery.

Unveiling Perikatan’s manifesto, Muhyiddin said that Perikatan wants to set up a RM5bil special fund to encourage investment as part of its efforts to make Malaysia the centre of South-East Asia’s economy that is based on future industries.

To stimulate national economic recovery, Muhyiddin said the coalition wants to continue targeted moratoriums to assist affected micro category in small and medium-sized enterprises.

He had said offers made by Perikatan in the manifesto are achievable given the party’s previous experience as government.

“We will ensure that all these offers can be implemented efficiently and effectively with the support of the civil service, government agencies, GLCs and the private sector,” he said, reported Bernama.

The coalition also pledges to create a clean, transparent and responsible political ecosystem for Malaysia, with a focus on clean politics and governance.

It also vows to prioritise integrity and to preserve the rights of all citizens while increasing the efficiency of government service and elevating the welfare and professionalism of the public service.

Other promises include free access to selected healthcare services at private clinics and government hospitals through the Prihatin Nasional health card as well as raising the cost of living allowance of civil servants by RM100; the amount will also be adjusted periodically.

Perikatan comprises Bersatu, PAS, Gerakan, Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) and Parti Maju Sabah.

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