Pakatan Unveils People-Friendly Manifesto

25 February 2013

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Malaysiakini

Pakatan Rakyat has unveiled its election manifesto, entitled ‘Manifesto Rakyat: Pakatan Harapan Rakyat’ (The People’s Manifesto: Pakatan the hope of the people) to capture the attention of 13 million voters by pledging to reduce their financial burden, among other promises.

In tabling the manifesto at a Pakatan convention today, PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli said the coalition intends to eliminate monopolies and to raise tax exemption to RM4,000 compared to RM2,500 at present.

The coalition will also, within a day of coming to federal power, abolish the highly controversial rare earths refining project in Pahang, review the petrochemical hub project in Johor, review certain dam projects in Sarawak and also review environmental laws including those on logging.

“We will remove monopolies … we will renegotiate with independent power producers and disband 1Malaysia Development Bhd which serves the agenda of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor,” he said in tabling the first section of the manifesto.

The manifesto is divided into four sections – the people’s economy, people’ welfare, government for the people and fulfilling people’s aspirations.

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