by BERNAMA / graphic by TMR
Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) yesterday launched a 10-point manifesto encompassing 100 initiatives for the people of Selangor, if they are able to recapture the state in the 14th General Election (GE14).
Selangor BN chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar who launched the manifesto, said that carrying the theme “Better Selangor. Yakinlah, BN Lebih Baik!”, it was specially formulated to fulfil the five key goals of the party to make Selangor even more glorious.
The five key goals are Political Stability and a High Performance State Administration; Security, Peace and Prosperity of the People; User-Friendly Infrastructure and Facilities; Progressive, Sustainable, Innovative and Competitive Economy at the Global Level; as well as the Integration of the People as the Fundamental Pillar in the Sustainability of the Socio-Economic Development of the State.
Noh said Selangor BN is determined to “repair” the state which was beset by many problems especially water supply, waste management and dengue in the two terms it has been under the state government led by PKR.
“We promise the people of Selangor, be confident that BN is better than the current state government. This Selangor BN manifesto is designed to make Selangor excellent and glorious again as we (BN) had done before.
“Perhaps we made some mistakes, there were weaknesses, but we have learned from these, Selangor will be much better and be renowned in the country if BN takes over Selangor in the GE14,” he said when launching the manifesto.
Also present were MCA president and Selangor MCA chairman Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, MIC president and Selangor MIC chairman Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam, Selangor MyPPP chairman Datuk Seri Maglin D’Cruz and Selangor BN deputy chairman Datuk Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan.
In addition, the manifesto also outlines efficient and affordable public transport; public safety and order; quality health and environmental sustainability; as well as the wellbeing and quality of life of the urban community.
Among the focus initiatives in the manifesto are the Goods and Services Tax in the government sector will be fully borne by the state government; construction of 50,000 units of affordable housing; 10% discount for first house purchase under RM200,000; free primary religious education education; Universiti Selangor to be upgraded to a public university; a student house rental special fund, a special fund for tahfiz schools and RM2,000 special assistance to students entering institutions of higher learning.
Selangor BN also pledged to finalise the water restructuring industry for the comfort and wellbeing of the people of Selangor; complimentary 20 cu m of water and a rebate for use below 40 cu m; relief assistance for funerals; 50% discount for rental of state government halls for wedding receptions; Shah Alam Stadium as the official football venue of the Selangor football team; creating a youth city; as well as providing new jobs for pensioners.