What can Muda offer? A lot, says Syed Saddiq
SHAH ALAM - Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman says his party Muda wants to uphold multiracial politics, focusing on offering better services and national policies.
Syed Saddiq also said that the party has suggested a fairer taxation system that would not be a burden to the middle-income group.
“We need to have a fairer tax system.
"We have also suggested for university students to be given free laptops or tablets or high subsidies as a long-term investment,” he said during a talkshow with Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar at Karangkraf building, here.
He added that Muda has carried out discussions on opening new industries such as the hemp industry, and medical use of cannabis and ketum despite it being a sensitive topic.
“Muda's focus is to build a developed, dignified and a nation of integrity. We want to ensure that the policy-making process is not driven by emotions but through data and science,” he said.
On Undi18 voters, the Muar MP said the 1.8 to two million youths would make a huge difference to elect the government.
As an example, he said if the two million voters were placed at into 200 Parliamentary seats, it would turn into a large number.
“If we break it down again, and look at the Parliamentary constituencies and the GE14 results, many constituencies who won with a marginal vote of not exceeding five percent.
“Imagine if every additional Parliamentary constituency had 2,000 to 3,000 votes, that could cause a candidate to win or lose. That is why all parties are trying to attract young voters,” he said.
When asked about the first thing he would do if he becomes the Prime Minister, Syed Saddiq said he would want to make sure the government and the opposition, are empowered.
Meanwhile, he said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the police will need to reduce its centralisation of power as well as ensuring that it will be able to build a democratic institution for Malaysia to remain developed.
“Make sure that we build a democratic institution for Malaysia as a developed country despite whoever sits on the Prime Minister seat or whoever wins,” he said.
“It is all closely linked to one thing, which is making sure that the government institution is strong, not just based on personality alone. That is what I want to do in Malaysia,” he added.