PN's Selangor manifesto is more realistic, Azmin says

07 Aug 2023 12:57pm
Azmin Ali - FILE PIX
Azmin Ali - FILE PIX

SHAH ALAM - Perikatan Nasional (PN)'s manifesto is more realistic and emphasises on economic growth, technology, and social welfare.

According to the coalition's Selangor Chairman the manifesto reflects the party's commitment to reducing foreign labor dependence, promoting innovation, and empowering women.

"We do not want Selangor to be a hub relying on foreign labor.

"This dependency will lead to decreased productivity.

"If Selangor focuses on technology and innovation, foreign investors in that sector will come to Selangor, creating job opportunities, nurturing the potential of young talent, and reducing reliance on foreign labor," Azmin told Sinar Daily

Azmin explained that one of the core points of PN's manifesto is introducing a 'silver economy' where senior citizens can contribute to the state's development.

He said the manifesto also seeks to empower the role of working women, to assist them in pursuing their careers while ensuring that their children are able to get proper care.

"We are aware that some women are forced to quit their jobs to care for their children, hindering their potential hence we are looking into establishing 20 advanced childcare centers each year, staffed by professional educators, to assist working women," he added.

Azmin went on to say that PN's announcement of a RM2 billion economic stimulus package for Selangor and several other non-fiscal initiatives would be feasible and implementable.

Azmin said these plans for the state was also developed with some Exco members who were at that time from Pas

"During the presentation of the 2017 budget, I informed about the state government's revenue collection which was substantial enough to be utilised for the overall well-being of the people.

"The people of Selangor accepted the state government's leadership and administration because I allocated up to 52 percent for development, with administrative expenses at only 48 percent.

"This has not happened in any other state or at the federal level." he stressed.

He said he took the approach to reduce administrative expenses to avoid waste, extravagance, and unnecessary lavish expenditures.

"We cannot develop a state or country if administrative expenses are too high," he remarked.

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