Penang BN unveils state manifesto; blasts oppositions' empty promises
MOHAMED BASYIRNew Straits Times
SEBERANG JAYA: Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) today launched its state manifesto, themed âSave Penang: Penang BN Pledgesâ for the 14th general election (GE14).
Over 3,000 members from the coalitionâs component parties were on hand to welcome party leaders â" including state BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow â" for the launch ceremony at The Light Hotel here.
The manifesto outlines six core pledges, with 60 initiatives to be implemented if BN were to wrest Penang from the opposition.
In his speech at the launch, Teng blasted the oppositionâs manifesto as being filled with empty promises aimed at seeking popularity.
âThey made promises like there is no tomorrow. Fifty-one promises made, yet none (will be) implemented.
Over 3,000 members from the coalitionâs component parties were on hand to welcome party leaders â" including state BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow â" for the launch ceremony at The Light Hotel here. (Pix by RAMDZAN MASIAM)
âIt is now time for us to save Penang,â he added.
The six core pledges of BNâs manifesto are: solving chronic flooding within 3.5 years; resolving housing ownership problems; solving traffic congestion problems within three years; ensuring economic development; ensur ing peopleâs well-being; and developing the tourism industry and conserving the stateâs heritage.
Specific initiatives to be carried out are the implementation of the Penang Flood Mitigation Plan; the building of 65,000 affordable homes; and scrapping the controversial undersea tunnel project. Â© New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
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