‘Buku Jingga’ a political ploy, says Dr M

(Bernama) SHAH ALAM, March 2 — The opposition’s “Buku Jingga”, or Orange Book, which spells out its election promises, is merely a political ploy, said former prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said it was easy for the opposition to make all sort of promises as it was not in power.

“When you are not in power, of course, you can make all sorts of promises. Since they will not become the federal government, they do not have to do anything.

“So it is alright for them to make such promises,” he told reporters after visiting the Al-Madinah International University here today.

He was commenting on the “Buku Jingga” which is being used by the opposition as a platform in the Merlimau and Kerdau state by-election campaigns.

The “Buku Jingga”, which was unveiled by the opposition last year, proposes an increase in teachers’ incentives, the abolishment of the toll system and an annulment of the Internal Security Act. — Bernama