SHAH ALAM, 26 Apr: The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s frequent action of issuing varying statement according to time and community groups in a series of his election campaign is similar to being a ‘political chameleon’.
Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim slammed the insincere attitude of which he describes Najib because Najib does not have clear policies to help the people.
Abdul Khalid said that Najib uses populist statements without having any idea on how to deal with issues that affect the people.
This can be seen from Najib’s failure to present a plan to defend the fate of seven million workers in this country.
“For example, in the shortage of labour policies, he only takes the easy solution by taking in foreign workers while what is needed is a policy to increase employee productivity,” he said.
Among the things criticised by Abdul Khalid is the RM900 minimum wage which was suggested by BN previously. Unfortunately, until now, the intention has yet to be implemented.
“Furthermore, MCA President Chua Soi Lek protested against the proposal because it would allegedly have an impact on the employer. It looks like BN is not serious and does not understand the minimum wage policy.
“On the other hand, Pakatan Rakyat answered the failure in the manifesto to takeover Putrajaya through clear policies where we promise a RM2 billion fund to implement the RM1,100 minimum wage policy,” he said.
In Selangor, Pakatan Rakyat has provided assistance to state government subsidiary companies to implement the RM1,500 per month minimum wage to remove employees from poverty.