IPOH, 16 Apr: The granting of 20 cubic metres of water and a minimum wage of RM1,100 per month for civil servants and government-linked companies are among the policies that will be implemented by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) if a mandate is given to govern Perak.
Among the other initiatives offered is a discount on land premiums up to 50%, no increase in quit rent, assessment and water tariffs until 2018.
The offers are stated in the Perak PR manifesto which was launched yesterday by the Perak PR Chairman, Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin.
Among other policies offered is the adoption of an open tender system and to provide an assistance of RM1,000 for funeral preparations.
Perak PR will continue appointing Village Leaders, a tradition which was introduced during its administration for 8 months from 2008 to 2009.
PR is also committed in eradicating poverty by ensuring every household earns at least RM760 per month.
Perak PKR Chairman, Dr Mohd Nur Manuty said that the manifesto will take into account the interests of all races and all groups of people.
“In this manifesto, we see emphasis on youth groups, children, the disabled, single mothers, so that the state of Perak will be a welfare state.”
He added that it is Pakatan Rakyat’s commitment to ensure the standard and quality of life of the people of Perak is in line with the development and progress of other states.
“We do not want them to live uncomfortably seeing that we have the resources that can be folded over. We want the gross (development rate) of Perak to be around 6% per year.”
Meanwhile the Perak PAS Commissioner, Abu Bakar Hussin, was convinced that PR is able to fulfil promises in the manifesto when they do govern the state.
“Of PAS itself, together with friends, we will strive to implement it in a fair, transparent and responsible manner.
“We do not want to be like Umno, where they draft out the manifesto but there will be problems when it is time to implement them, problems such as corruption and abuse of power will arise.
According to him, the manifesto is a collaboration between the state PAS, PKR and DAP.