As GE14 approaches, we find ourselves knee-deep in political gossip and hearsay. Although there are far more promises contained within the manifesto, we selected these based on their relevance and impact towards the livelihoods of the overall Malaysian populace. This was to be done in stages through the National Automotive Policy But according to a report from PaulTan. In a comparison chart, it was shown that there was mixed movement in the prices some of the more popular car models.

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Over the next five years, Barisan will, among others gradually raise the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia BR1M payment from RM to RM1, for households and RM for singles which will be maintained on an annual basis and to build 1 million units of affordable homes. Other highlights include the construction of a 2,km Pan Borneo highway stretching from Sematan near Lundu located at the western most tip of Sarawak to Serudong near Tawau in the east coast of Sabah. To ensure continuous strong economic growth, the manifesto has outlined detailed plans to attract RM1.

In explaining why the country's The manifesto argued that Malaysia needed a strong government to safeguard its achievements and one that was capable of delivering the national transformation agenda towards achieving a fully developed high income nation. The manifestio also pointed out that Barisan practiced an effective power sharing formula and abhorred the politics of hatred and division, and that it was committed to sharing the people's hopes and aspirations.

To address an escalating cost of living faced by many Malaysians especially in urban areas, Barisan would introduce a range of measures that would allow the people greater access to affordable goods and services ranging from essential goods, internet broadband, healthcare and education.

To ensure a steady supply of affordable housing, the manifesto offers initiatives to make it easier for the people to own homes, such as through a new lease and own scheme for government housing projects, and to assist poor and low income home owners to rehabilitate their houses. To improve access to quality health services, new measures will be introduced, including the setting up of heart and cancer centres in major hospitals nationwide, and the introduction of a support system for the home care of the aged and terminally ill.

To provide the people with better road infrastructure, the manifesto pledged to ensure rapid expansion of the North-South Expressway with more lanes and exit points. The manifesto also contains commitments to help preserve the country's natural resources, including more financial incentives to commercial and private premises which invest in renewable green energy resources such as biomass and solar.

On the international front, Barisan will continue to pursue a foreign policy that mirrors the country's image as a moderate and progressive Muslim country.

Among others, the manifesto said that a Barisan government will vie for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council to play a more prominent role in regional peace and international security through the policy of moderation. For more election stories, please visit The Star's GE13 site. Article type: metered. Did you find this article insightful? Trending in News. Across The Star Online.


BN plans sea of blue for launch of manifesto

The Petra Jaya incumbent said voters should compare the results of BN and the opposition to make a fair assessment before deciding who to support in this election. Fadillah wondered how Malaysian voters could trust the election manifesto of Pakatan Harapan PH when some of the opposition leaders themselves had said that they might not be able to fulfill them all. He said an election manifesto must be realistic and implementors are able to follow them through the next five years. When we launch our manifesto, it is one that can be implemented for it will decide the future direction of the country. For instance, the goods and services tax GST , which was implemented in April , is a major source of revenue for the country.


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Najib Razak BN. General elections were held in Malaysia on Sunday, 5 May to elect the members of the 13th Parliament. Voting took place in all parliamentary constituencies, each electing one MP to the Dewan Rakyat, the dominant house of Parliament. State elections also took place in state constituencies in 12 of the 13 states excluding Sarawak on the same day. The elections were the first since Najib Razak became Prime Minister in The incumbent right-wing Barisan Nasional led by Razak won a second term against the opposition centre-left Pakatan Rakyat led by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim , after Barisan Nasional formed a majority government at a federal level. Barisan Nasional won seats in the seat Dewan Rakyat and

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