GE15: Barisan's Wong pledges to turn Seremban into educational hub if she takes the seat


SEREMBAN: Turning Seremban into an education hub is among the pledges that will be fulfilled if given the mandate in the 15th General Election (GE15), says Felicia Wong.

The Barisan Nasional candidate for Seremban released her pledges on Wednesday (Nov 16) for the constituents should she win the parliamentary seat.

Speaking from her operations centre here, she said that education and women's issues were among the highlights listed in her pledges.

Wong, a former school principal, said that she will modernise education by adapting current technology and addressing needs for all levels of schools.

She also promised that a special program for students who had their education disrupted by Covid-19 will be enacted.

A 100% waiver to PTPTN loans will be given to students in the M40 group and lower, and she promised that a voucher system will be created to help place students into private higher education institutions.

For women, Wong said that she will create an ecosystem that will allow them to have a bigger impact in nation building.

Single mothers will also be given attention, with a system to be created to provide better assistance. A centre to provide legal aid, especially to victims of domestic abuse and sexual harassment will also be created.

Wong said her pledges were made only after speaking to voters on the ground, as she wanted to directly address their grouses.

“This is a manifesto that has taken into account the needs of the people,” she said, adding that they were doable promises.

Wong is in a five cornered fight for the Seremban parliamentary seat which includes the seat’s incumbent, Pakatan Harapan’s Anthony Loke.

Also in the race are Perikatan Nasional’s Fadli Che Me, Gerakan Tanah Air’s Mohd Jani Ismail and Independent candidate Izzat Lesly.

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