Immediate stop on Lynas, AES among Pakatan's manifesto promises

SHAH ALAM, Feb 25 (Bernama) -- The opposition pact, in its manifesto for the 13th general election unveiled today, promised among others, to put an immediate stop on Lynas rare earth plant's operation and the implementation of Automated Enforcement System (AES).

They also promised to review Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor.

The manifesto dubbed 'Pakatan Harapan Rakyat' (Pakatan People's Hope), which comprised four main pillars -- people's brotherhood, people's economy, people's wellbeing and people's government -- was unveiled today by PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli, PAS executive council member Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and DAP vice-president M. Kulasegaran.

Among other promises listed in the manifesto are:

- to create one million jobs and set the minimum wage at RM1,100 a month,

- to provide training courses up to diploma level to one million school leavers under People's Pioneer Scheme,

- to build five technical universities within the next 10 years,

- to open 25 vocational schools nationwide with current economic-based curriculum,

- to close the economic gap among individuals,

- to ensure each household in Malaysia will have the minimum monthly income of RM4,000,

- to propose construction of 150,000 affordable houses,

- to set up an Anti-Monopoly Commission,

- to abolish the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) to enable Khazanah Holdings Bhd to become the country's sole investment body, and

- to reduce excise duties for imported cars with the aim of abolishing it over the next five years.