ALOR SETAR, July 18 (Bernama) -- The Kedah Barisan Nasional (BN) is formulating a manifesto for the coming general election, based on the people's needs, said its chairman Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.
He said a state level committee has been set up, comprising senior government officials and non-governmental organisations, to deliberate the manifesto.
"The manifesto is not for fun. We need to sit down and think what should be involved to cover the people's requirements and the discussion is in the final stage," he told reporters after launching the Pre-Ramadan Farmer's Market at Taman Wira Mergong, here today.
Ahmad Bashah said the manifesto was the BN's promise to the people and it must be met if the people gave their confidence to BN during the general election.
"We will include a lot of things in the manifesto such as to build low cost houses, education, flood mitigation and other needs for the people of Kedah," he said.
He said the current state government's decision to not build low cost houses claiming they did not receive allocations from the federal government, cannot be accepted.
"The state government should have their own allocation. They could apply for loans to build low cost houses because it is the people's need and the demand is very high," he said.