Pakatan's strategy is to implement a slew of people-centric fiscal policies that will ease the financial burden of the people, via both economic and education measures.
By Chua Jui Meng, FMT
All race-based policies will end when the rakyat gives Pakatan Rakyat the mandate to govern in the coming 13th general election.
Pakatan de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has promised to do away with all such policies, like the New Economic Policy (NEP), when he is sworn in as prime minister.
This is because the NEP has only benefited a small percentage of Malays – the Umnoputras and their families and cronies.
How else can you account for the super rich current and former Umno leaders.
Policies that benefit all Malaysians and Malaysia, as outlined in Pakatan’s Buku Jingga (Orange Book), will be implemented to fasttrack socio-economic growth for the people and country, not political leaders and their cronies.
Poverty eradication will feature significantly in Pakatan’s rule and the mammoth KL112 (Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat Kuala Lumpur) is proof of Malaysians, especially Malays, wanting change in the government.
Petronas and its oil are Malaysia’s largest billion-ringgit revenue earner. But only the Umno president, who is traditionally the prime minister, has access to Petronas accounts. Not even Parliament.
Why the secrecy and zero transparency?
Why is Singapore’s per capita income 500% higher than Malaysia? When Sabah joined the Federation of Malaysia in 1963, it was the richest state in Malaysia. Today, the people of Sarawak are the poorest in Malaysia. Why?
One word is the answer – greed! Unmo’s greed is insatiable.
That is why the majority of rural and urban Malays are living in poverty or are trapped in the middle and lower-income group.
Pakatan government will focus on caring for the poor and to lift the living standards of all Malaysians.
Our target is to eradicate poverty within Pakatan’s first term as federal government, if given the mandate in GE13.
This can be achieved by raising the household income of those with RM1,500 and below a month to RM4,000.
The strategy is to implement a slew of people-centric fiscal policies that will ease the financial burden of the people, via both economic and education measures.
Chua Jui Meng is PKR vice-president and Johor state chief. He is also a former MCA vice-president and an ex-Cabinet member.