Perak PH optimistic of PH fulfilling 100-day manifesto

IPOH, May 27 (Bernama) -- The Perak Pakatan Harapan (PH) is optimistic that the 100-day promise offered through the coalition manifesto would be fulfilled although the country is ridden with debts exceeding RM1 trillion.

Its secretary, V. Sivakumar, said in his opinion although the debts would cause a delay in the promises, PH would not use it as an excuse to not fulfil the promises made.

"We will deliver our promises, although faced with a serious financial crisis. The difficulty faced makes it harder for PH to fulfil promises within the period set.

"However, with the abolition of the Goods and Services Tax effective on June 1, it proves our commitment in fulfilling the needs of people and the promises made," he said when met after visiting the Jelapang General Market here today.

On May 22, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had announced that the newly-formed government would set up a task force to fulfil the promises, as contained in 'Buku Harapan', which was PH's manifesto during the 14th General Election.

He said apart from the manifesto promises, the government also needed to focus on ways of reducing the country's debts to avoid from worse things occurring.

"We want our country to recover and return to the right path as well as for drastic changes to occur within a period of five years," said the Batu Gajah MP who urged all PH leaders to carry out their work with full responsibility.

"Malaysians have given the coalition party the mandate to govern the country. As such, we need to continue with our work and to not waste time playing politics.

"We also need to remember our main duty is to protect the welfare of the people while reviving the country's economy," he stressed.