SHAH ALAM NOV.6: Perikatan Nasional Chairman, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin stressed that the “PN BEST” offer (manifesto) that he launched Sunday evening in conjunction with the 15th General Election (GE-15) are able to be achieved and implemented given their previous experience as government.
Muhyiddin said, the PN government will ensure the offers can be implemented efficiently and effectively with the support of civil service, government agencies, GLCs and the private sector.
He added, the manifesto with the theme “Prihatin, Bersih dan Stabil” (Caring, Clean and Stable) covers 12 main principles, 30 approaches and 234 offers.
He said, PN is serious on integrity and as such all PN candidates do not only pledge on anti-corruption but undergo strict selection process. They will not be selected if they have criminal cases, on investigation by Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC) or still alleged on corruption cases in the court.
“Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) possibly have standard and lower benchmark compared to PN in relation to integrity issue. That is why people with corruption charges in the court are allowed to contest in the general election,” he said in his speech when launching the PN manifesto.
Muhyiddin added, if PN is given the mandate by the people, the government will implement the National Anti-Corruption Plan besides forming the Anti – Corruption Court and draft the act or procedures relating to political funding to empower the efforts to eliminate corruption in the country.
The former Prime Minister also emphasized that the youth is the future asset of the country and as such PN will focus on the effort to empower them and to prosper the youth generation family with initiatives among other are as below.
The initiative includes to provide the Affordable Micro Housing Rental Scheme in big cities and to uplift the housing financing scheme for B40 and M40 such as rent-to-own sheme and buying of land.
Muhyiddin also said the PN government will fix a quota of at least two senators in the Dewan Negara for the male and female youth to ensure their voices will be heard in the Parliament.
“The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan will be on 25 per cent discount for the second class upper graduates and special incentive worth RM1,000 to be given to qualified gig economy workers to undergo selected courses in the institute of higher learning.
“The incentive also include to increase the allowance of students undergoing practical training in the public sector to RM1,200 a month,” Muhyiddin said.
Muhyiddin also highlighted on the comprehensive economic recovery where PN will set up a RM5 billion speicial fund to encourage investment as part of the efforts to make Malaysia as the centre of South East-Asia’s economy based on future industries.
“A special incentive named Skim Prihatin Mikro SME will also be set up to encourage the digitalisation of product manufacturing services and skills training,” he added.
Muhyiddin also emphasized that RM1 billion will be allocated for the “Fund for Food” initiative in order to increase the manufacturing of food supplies and to stabilise food prices in the country.
In the manifesto, Muhyiddin also pledged that PN government will expedite the process of hiring foreign workers for critical sectors and creating one million high income job opportunities in the digital economy sector within five years.- Malaysia World News