The Economy

Manifesto items have been compiled from articles and statements on the internet and Aliran sources. The following sources are referred to by the following initials and you can reach them by clicking on the following hyperlinks:
PP: People’s Plan, part of The People’s Declaration updated 2008 for GE12 in Haris Ibrahim’s blog.
CR: Agenda for Concrete Reforms, drawn up by civil society leaders for GE13 as reported by Dr Kua Kia Soong in Malaysiakini.
BJ: Buku Jingga, Pakatan Rakyat’s manifesto for GE13.

If more information on a particular manifesto item is available, you can reach it by clicking on its hyperlink, indicated by blue text.

To indicate whether you are for or against this manifesto item, click on either the for or anti radio button and click Vote. You can only vote once for each item from the same computer. Go to this page to choose your top 10 most important manifesto items for inclusion in the Citizens’ Manifesto for GE14.

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F1Abolish GST. Comment: This may be a populist measure but with low oil revenue, this will lead to reduction of government services and projects elsewhereCR1 yearSpecific
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F2Lower GST to 3%Mukhriz Mahathir1 yearSpecific
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F3Implement a master plan for all federal and state land to ensure judicious use for the public purpose and/or their sale to the private sector at appropriate pricesCRLong termAspirational
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F4Rights to concessions and other licences to be paid for at economic pricesCRMid termMore work required
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F5Promote self-governing workers’ cooperatives to produce goods that are useful for societyCRLong termAspirational
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F6Promote a sustainable agricultural policy to ensure self-sufficiency in rice and basic food items and to cut down on food importsCR, BJLong termAspirational
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F7Provide fair and adequate support to all sectors and distribute land justly to all farmers in need of land, irrespective of ethnicityCRLong termAspirational
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F8Modernise the New Villages by giving land titles, improving infrastructure and government assistance for the small and medium enterprisesCRMid termMore work required
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F9Ensure rights to natural resources such as oil and gas belong to the oil-producing states and thus proportionately more revenue from these resources should accrue to these statesCR, BJMid termMore work required
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F10Put in place an affirmative action program at Federal and all State levels to eradicate poverty and marginalization from amongst the weak and backward groups irrespective of race, social background and religionPPLong termAspirational
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F11Engender a paradigm shift away from the UMNO/BN obsession with corporate equity shareholdings to one that revolves on concrete and measurable targets that focuses on actual household income. Use household income targets that will directly impact hundreds of thousands of Malaysian families earning less than RM1,500 per month. BJMid termMore work required
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F12Provide a minimum household income of RM4,000 per month for every household in Malaysia within the first 5 years of a Pakatan Rakyat government BJLong termAspirational
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F13Defend the rakyat ’s right to petrol and basic household subsidies so long as corporate subsidies to independent power producers and concessionaires remain BJ1 yearMore work required
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F14Expand micro-credit schemes introduced to help the poorest improve their economic position, through financial aid, training and effective implementationBJMid termMore work required
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F15Eradicate urban and rural povertyJeyakumar Devaraj MPLong termAspirational
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F16Provision of social protection or safety netJeyakumar Devaraj MPLong termlots of work required
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