SHAH ALAM 25 FEB: Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is optimistic that the policies and initiatives listed in the Pakatan Rakyat Manifesto can be realised should the PKR, PAS and DAP coalition be given mandate to lead Putrajaya in the upcoming elections.
The Selangor Chief Minister described all policies highlighted in the manifesto this time is a reality and not just a dream.
“The Pakatan Government has proven that like the Selangor Government which adopted a transparent administration, it could realise the previous manifesto.
“Therefore, I am confident that with a practice that is free from corruption, without discrepancies and with high integrity, we can also realise this at the federal level,” said Abdul Khalid who is also the Bandar Tun Razak Member of Parliament.
He said this when he was asked to comment on his reaction to the PR Manifesto which was announced this morning during the 4th Pakatan Rakyat Convention that took place at the Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC).
The manifesto offers a number of policies and initiatives such as the reductions in petrol, electricity charges, water and car prices.
PR also targets for every family to take home an income of RM4,000 per month after the first term of PR’s rule in Putrajaya.
This income level will be achieved through the implementation of the RM1,100 per month minimum wage scheme, creating 1 million job opportunities and to create successful entrepreneurs by eliminating monopolies in the industrial sector.
Assistance will also be given to housewives in the form of social network contributions which their husbands have to compulsorily contribute every month and for senior citizens over 60 years, a bonus of RM1,000 annually will be given.
“I extend my congratulations because this manifesto is proof that Pakatan Rakyat offers policies that benefit the people, and not certain quarters.
“With the implementation of it, Malaysians can definitely enter a new phase of life which is much better compared to before,” he added.