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Selangor – BN unveils people-friendly manifesto, promises include an economic corridor, security and education incentives #GE13

manifesto-bn-selangorSHAH ALAM: From installing CCTV cameras at crime hotspots, setting up day care centres and giving out scholarships, the Barisan Nasional manifesto for Selangor is targeted at the rakyat of the state.

Among its 56 promises is the setting up of an economic corridor akin to Iskandar Malaysia in Johor.

The economic zone, called the Selangor Global Logistic Hub, spans Port Klang, Kota Raja and KLIA in Sepang, and is expected to create 560,000 jobs.

Given its strategic location along the coast of the Straits of Malacca, the gross developmental value of the hub is estimated to hit RM30bil.

The manifesto encompasses seven components – the people’s well-being, welfare of the community, better quality of life, affordable housing, education, economic progress and a green ecosystem.

Barisan also pledges to provide 65,000 low and medium-cost homes in Selangor, priced between RM50,000 and RM300,000 per unit.

The breakdown includes 25,000 units valued at RM50,000 each for rural residents, and 15,000 units with a minimum size of 79 sq metres priced at RM80,000 for those earning less than RM3,000 per month.

Those earning between RM3,000 and RM5,000 per month will be entitled to buy one of the 25,000 units with a size of 93 sq metres with a maximum price of RM300,000.

On the education front, Barisan will upgrade selected Chinese and Tamil schools to high-performance school status.

Students sitting for the UPSR, PMR, SPM and STPM will get a RM200 book voucher each, while Selangor-born undergraduates will get RM1,000 if offered places for diploma courses and RM1,500 for degree courses at public academic institutions.

Students will also have access to free online tuition via Interative Sayangi Selangor Rakyat Tuition, which caters to those sitting for the UPSR, PMR and SPM.

Newborns will get a RM500 one-off payment deposited into the National Education Savings Scheme.

Students from poor families will get free school uniforms and school bags as well as free transportation coupons.

Centres will also be set up in 12 towns to provide day-care for children aged between three months and three years, care of children waiting to be picked up after school, and palliative care for the elderly.

The centres will be in Shah Alam, Klang, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Kota Damansara, Puchong, Ampang, Gombak, Selayang, Bangi, Kajang and Rawang.

The manifesto also promises to introduce a safe city model that will cover the entire state by 2020.

This will include a rapid response team to address reports of crime, accidents and disasters, and installation of CCTV surveillance in high-risk areas.

Barisan promises to abolish quit rent for households in low-cost housing schemes, and lower quit rent, assessment tax and business tax to the pre-2008 rate.

The network of 1Malaysia clinics will be expanded across the state, and be made one-stop centres for haemodialysis, chronic diseases, and women’s health and fertility.

Barisan also promises to build and upgrade crematorium facilities in all nine districts in the state.

The Selangor BN manifesto is as follows:

1. A Brighter Future, built on a strong foundation developed by Barisan Nasional.

As a caring and concerned government, the BN knows the importance of seeing to the immediate needs of the rakyat. First and foremost is to ease the financial burden of every Selangor citizen while improving their quality of life by:

– Providing additional Cost of Living Assistance of RM250 to eligible single mothers, the elderly, the disabled and the poor.

– Expanding Health Services through a wider network of Klinik Rakyat 1Malaysia across the state, opening one-stop centres for haemodialysis, chronic diseases, and women’s health and fertility.

– Upgrading Taska Kemas to Permata.

– Establishing centres in the main towns of Shah Alam, Klang, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Kota Damansara, Puchong, Ampang, Gombak, Selayang, Bangi, Kajang and Rawang to provide for day-care for children aged three months to three years, care of school children waiting to be picked up after school, palliative care for the elderly.

– Reviewing and lowering the rates for quit rent, land assessment and business tax raised by the Pakatan government that has burdened the rakyat.

– Abolishing quit rent for households in low-cost housing schemes and PPR houses owners registered with e-Kasih.

– Establishing a public transportation network linking housing areas with LRT, MRT and KTM Komuter.

– Expanding Kedai Menu Rakyat 1Malaysia stores to more towns and suburban areas.

– Providing Yayasan Selangor monthly schooling aid of RM80 for primary and RM150 for secondary school students from hardcore poor families.

– Giving free school uniforms and school bags for the poor.

– Providing free transportation coupons for students from poor families.

2. A More Caring and Inclusive Community, built on a strong foundation developed by Barisan Nasional The neighbourhoods we live in must not only provide a safe environment, it must also create opportunities for people to work together and share a caring lifestyle. A caring and concerned Barisan Nasional government seeks to make Selangor the national epitome for safe and healthy living. Building on the concept of “a community of people”, the BN government will work hand-in-hand with organisations to build everlasting bonds of racial and social harmony.

– RM5,000 annually for residents’ associations in traditional villages, new villages and others for community-building activities.

– Special administrative fund to registered Joint Management Bodies (JMBs) up to RM5,000 annually.

– Establishment of Town Council Committees with an annual allocation of RM5,000 annually.

– RM1,000 annual allocation as operational funding to registered social clubs and public service associations.

– RM5,000 annual allocation to the plantation residents’ committees.

– RM5,000 annual allocation to Rukun Tetangga organisations to boost their activities in making communities safe.

– RM5,000 annual allocation for management and development purposes to registered mosques and other places of worship.

– Build and upgrade crematorium facilities at all nine districts in Selangor.

– Free WiFi and broadband services in selected areas.

– Provide theme parks and local recreation centres for the convenience of the people, especially families with children to play and socialise in a healthy environment in every district and facilitate the promise made in the Selangor BN manifesto.

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