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Perikatan Nasional to strengthen Johor’s economy if given mandate in polls: Muhyiddin

JOHOR BAHRU: Perikatan Nasional (PN)  launched its manifesto for the Johor polls on Wednesday (Mar 2), with an emphasis on financial development. 

PN chairman Muhyiddin Yassin stated that the coalition would put together a complete and holistic decade-long plan to strengthen the state’s economy.

“The plan will prioritise the involvement of people from all walks of life and focuses on strategic and high-impact industries, including digital infrastructure, modern public transport, green energy generation and smart agriculture,” he stated on the launch of the coalition’s manifesto. 

He stated that with holistic planning, extra high-income and high quality jobs may very well be provided to the individuals of Johor.

Themed “Demi Bangsa Johor (For the People of Johor)”, PN’s pledges are based mostly on eight pillars, particularly corruption-free management, strengthening of the economy, coping with the price of residing, look after the individuals, social welfare, infrastructure effectivity, boosting tourism and environmental sustainability.

Mr Muhyiddin claimed that the manifesto was not rhetoric, however “realistic” and “practical” commitments.

During a press convention after the manifesto launch, Mr Muhyiddin stated that because the chairman of the National Recovery Council, he was involved about Johor’s scenario.

“Johor was among the states most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the coming years, there needs to be a persistent effort for Johor to recover and rise again. Not just like the year 2019, but even better,” he stated.

“We know exactly what we need to do to bring back Johor or move Johor forward compared to other states,” added Mr Muhyiddin, who was Johor chief minister from 1986 to 1995. 

PN can be contesting all 56 seats, with element events Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS), and Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) standing in 33 seats, 15 seats and eight seats respectively.

As for PN’s candidate for chief minister, Mr Muhyiddin stated that it could be introduced on the proper time.

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