JOHOR BAHRU, March 1 – Secretary-General Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan warned the parties involved in preparing the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto during the 14th general election not to try to save themselves.
The Pontian MP said this includes PPBM which was formerly an ally of PH which later led the Perikatan Nasional regime.
Recalling it, he said many of their promises were not fulfilled and implemented, especially their ten promises in the first hundred days at Putrajaya..
“Some cashed… GST (goods and services tax) was removed and replaced with six new taxes in the old regime. Thaty is fact. They also promised free education… just look at their speeches but later said that those in the RM4,000 salary will borne by the PTPTN (National Higher Education Fund Corporation). That was the second ‘u-turn’, the third ‘u-turn’ was those with RM1 income will be supported by PTPTN… and after being bashed up in the Dewan Rakyat they ‘u-turn’ once again saying those with RM2,000 and below monthly earnings will be borne by PTPTN.
“So things like this cause them to be labeled by the people as half past six lot.
“Not only that. They promised to abolish Simpang Renggam toll and other places in the country. If we look at their MPs like Tony Pua, for example, according to their calculation, the toll can be reduced or removed but when he became the Political Secretary to the Minister of Finance, that was not done,” he said
Ahmad said this in the PRN Johor interview segment which was broadcast live on the Umno Online Facebook, last night.
PH also failed to implement the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contribution for housewives, he said.
Meanwhile, in relation to the ‘write off’ Felda settlers’ debt, Ahmad explained that it was resolved by Umno MP Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh who chairs the body.
“During his time, many things were completed but other people claimed the credit.”
Ahmad also slammed DAP who said that if given the opportunity to rule again, it would protect the interests of Malays, Bumiputeras and Islam.
“We know the things that happened before (when PH rules) – the King was insulted, Islam was insulted, language was insulted, Jawi was insulted. Who did all that? The military was also insulted… even the civil servants were insulted,” he said.