Tuesday, February 26, 2008

KeADILan Manifesto 2008: A New Dawn For Malaysia

KeADILan Manifesto 2008: A New Dawn For Malaysia - Petaling JayaFebruary 26, 2008: Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah, President, Parti KeADILan Rakyat announced the party’s Manifesto entitled ”A New Dawn for Malaysia” at a press conference in Petaling Jaya this afternoon (February 26, 2008). Also present were Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim,de facto Party leader, and Dr. Syed Hussin Ali, Deputy President. She said that the Manifesto”encapsulates KeADILan’s vision for putting Malaysia back on track. It describes how we will build a nation that reflects the true potential, talent and calibre of the Malaysian people. It centres on five central positions that the Party believes are key to start the healing process in the country”.

Pelancaran Manifesto KeADILan - DSAI bersama dengan Presiden Dr. Wan Azizah hari ini melancarkan Manifesto KeADILan 2008 - Harapan Baru Untuk Malaysia di pejabatnya di Petaling Jaya. Turut hadir adalah Timbalan Presiden Dr. Syed Husin Ali, Naib Presiden Sivarasa Rasiah dan Ketua Penerangan Tian Chua. Versi cetak akan dimuat naik dalam masa terdekat. Buat sekarang, manifesto tersebut boleh dibaca dalam di laman web KeADILan - Versi Bahasa Malaysia , Bahasa Inggeris , Bahasa Cina dan Bahasa Tamil.

ELECTION 2008: PKR's 5-point manifesto promises RM1,500 minimum wage: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) unveiled today a five-point manifesto themed A New Dawn for Malaysia, including the promise for a minimum wage of RM1,500. - The party pledged to: Make Malaysia a truly constitutional state, guaranteeing basic human rights, rule of law and an independent judiciary; Create a vibrant economy, eliminatingn discriminative policies, corruption and wastage; Make streets andn neighbourhoods safer through creating a professional and neutral police force; Make Malaysia more affordable by lowering petrol prices, ensuringn tolls and tariffs will never be raised unreasonably; and, Increase then standard of Malaysian education, including higher salaries for educators. The manifesto was launched by de factor leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at his office today. Also present was president and wife Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and other central committee members. Anwar was confident that the manifesto can stand up against Barisan Nasional’s manifesto. “Unlike the BN’s feel good blanket, the PKR proposed policies that actually address real issues,” he said. “BN policies is much a do with nothing.”

Malaysia's Anwar vows to dismantle race policies: Malaysia's opposition figurehead Anwar Ibrahim vowed Tuesday to end race-based discrimination policies, lower fuel prices and fight corruption in a policy manifesto ahead of March 8 polls.
Anwar, who was deputy prime minister until being sacked and jailed in 1998, said long-running policies favouring majority Malays had only benefited cronies of the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).
"The New Economic Policy has been abused to enrich the family of UMNO leaders and their cronies," said Anwar who is campaigning for the Keadilan formally led by his wife. "If you really want to deal with the issue of poverty, why can't we just say we have an affirmative action policy helping the poor and the marginalised. It should not be racially based."
Malaysia has pursued an affirmative action program for Malays and indigenous groups known as "bumiputras" since the 1970s to close a wealth gap with the minority Chinese community.
However, it has been criticised for failing to pull a large number of Muslim Malays out of poverty, and of ignoring the minority ethnic Indian community, which is also disadvantaged.
The manifesto entitled "A New Dawn for Malaysia," centred on battling rising inflation, which has triggered public anger and rare public protests as the prices of food and fuel edge higher.

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