Rafizi: BN Manifesto Not Concrete, Acknowledges Effectiveness of PR Manifesto


PETALING JAYA, 8 Apr: The Umno-BN Manifesto for the 13th General Elections (GE-13) has no specific target that can convince the people compared to the Pakatan Rakyat Manifesto which clear on its mechanism, timelines and targets.

PKR Strategy Director, Rafizi Ramli said that, for example, Umno-BN promises to attract RM1.3 trillion worth of investments and create 3.3 million job opportunities, but does not specify how it will be implemented.

Compared with the PR Manifesto, which clearly focuses on efforts to increase skills of SPM graduates who are not furthering their studies, to take over one million jobs currently held by foreign workers.

“Examinations of the entire BN Manifesto show that there are no changes in economic, politic and social policies which will be implemented to fulfill BN’s promises,” he said in a press conference at the KR headquarters today.

Rafizi added that not only did BN plagiarise PR’s idea to lower car prices, but it also did not specify when it will be implemented.

“PR promised to eliminate the excise tax in stages so that car prices will be half of what it is now in five years.

“Compared to BN that will only cut taxes by 20 to 30 percent in stages without mentioning the time frame,” he added.

Rafizi said that PR promises to eliminate the toll starting from highways that have already achieved a return of capital, compared with BN, where tolls will be reduces in staged without any mention of an amount or a time period.

He said that the BN Manifesto is the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s biggest mistake because he was forced to include policies promised by Pakatan Rakyat.

“If previously you (BN) said that this will bankrupt the country, why do you (BN) now include it in the manifesto? Eventually you have to submit to what has been promised by PR much earlier,” he added.

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