PUTRAJAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government will carry out their manifesto pledges only when the country financial situation is improved.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said: “The government remains committed to fulfilling the manifesto pledges once the financial situation permits.”
“If the nation’s financial situation improves in100 days, we will carry out (the initiatives) but if not, we will wait until it improves,” he told a press conference at the Finance Ministry,” he added.
Meanwhile, Lim decided to postpone at least five of the initiatives contained in its ‘10 promises in 100 days’ election manifesto, until the country’s financial situation recovers.
According to NST, among the initiatives which will be postponed are:
– Targeted petrol subsidy for cars under 1,300cc and motorcycles under 125cc;
– Employees Provident Fund contributions for housewives
– Raising the minimum wage
– Delaying the repayment period for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans for graduates earning RM4,000 and below a month
– Expanding the Selangor government’s Skim Peduli Sihat nationwide, which offers RM500 basic treatment at registered private clinics for B40 households