GE14 Promised Goodies

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GE14 Promised Benefits, Assistance and Programmes 

Barisan Nasional has promised to deliver this list of financial aids, programmes and assistance if they win the GE14. 

The information is sourced from the BN Manifesto Book.

Financial Assistance
Financial Aid and Subsidies

  • Providing a Special Assistance of RM600 a year to ATM veterans (aged 60 years and above) who don’t receive pensions or BR1M.

  • Enhancing the MyLESEN programme by providing subsidies to rural youth who apply to get motorcycle (B2 class) licenses.

  • A special incentive of RM5,000 to every FELDA settler.

  • Increasing the Monsoon Season Aid for rubber smallholders.

  • Writing-off the FELDA settlers’ debt from the purchase of FGV shares.
     

Others

  • BR1M - Additional one-off financial aid of RM1,500 for children current BR1M recipients.  The children must be registered to study at tertiary educational and vocational institutes.

  • Improving BR1M by making disbursement conditional on recipients’ behaviour, for example, the recipient’s involvement in skills training and ensuring that their children received immunisation.

  • Restructuring welfare aid to the needy according to number, frequency and priority, based on unique individual needs and cost of living in the locality.

  • Issuance of TN50 Public Transport Pass (costing between RM50 – RM150) to students, working youths, senior citizens and the disabled that gives unlimited monthly access for the use of public transport.

Farming Financial Aid

  • Anew special grant to provide up to RM7,500 per hectare for each qualified FELDA settler over the next 5 years starting 2018. The aim of the grant is aimed at reducing up to 70% of replanting debts of these settlers.

  • RM300 million funds to intensifying the FELDA 2.0 initiative via 15 plans for 2018 and 2019 with an allocation of RM300 million to create a smart community and sustainable local economy.

  • RM300 special fund to write-off extraordinary or extreme debt of all qualified FELDA settlers for the next 5 years starting in 2018.

  • Increasing the activation price for the Rubber Production Incentive (IPG), to safeguard the welfare of rubber smallholders.

  • Expanding the funds for the Agricultural Assistance Scheme and replanting of palm oil, rubber, cocoa and kenaf smallholders.

 

Food and Essentials

  • Assisting transit centres and expanding food relief programmes for the homeless.

  • Raising the nutrition level of children aged from 6 months to 6 years old in hardcore poor families.

  • Continuing to provide monthly electric bill subsidies to more than 1 million consumers

  • Continuing the water subsidy in rural Sabah. 

  • Increasing the number of Perbadanan Perwira Niaga Malaysia (PERNAMA) retail outlets for the convenience of armed forces personnel to buy daily necessities at low prices.

  • Abolishing different price labelling of goods in the Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak and moving towards the ‘One Nation, One Price’.

  • Upgrading 18 existing fish markets nationwide.

  • Minimising the involvement of middlemen in agricultural and fishery products in order to reduce the price of basic food items and increase the incomes of farmers and fishermen.

  • Building 20 fish markets throughout the country.

  • Upgrading 3 Fishery Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) complexes.

Tax Reliefs

Individual

  • Increasing the current individual income tax exemption rate for parents’ medical expenses from RM5,000 to RM10,000.

  • Granting tax exemptions on housing rental income.

  • Extending the income tax exemption period for parents of National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) account holders.

  • Extending the duration of tax incentives to 24 months for women who return to the job market

  • Providing an individual tax incentive of RM1,000 a year for those who contribute towards the development of national cultural arts.


Corporate

  • Provide tax incentives for employers to help pay their employee PTPTN loans without a salary deduction.

  • Providing tax incentives and special development funds to encourage leading brands to assist the growth of small enterprises.

  • Revising individual and corporate income tax rates to ensure Malaysia remains competitive in the regional market.

  • Increase tax incentive to companies that employ persons with disabilities.

  • Providing tax incentives or development funds to encourage banks and housing developers to offer rent-to-own schemes.

Savings, Investments and Consumer Issues

Savings and Investments

  • Increasing the number of unit trust for Malaysian Children’s Trust Fund 2050 (ADAM50) recipients to help young parents ensure a bright future for their newborns

  • Extending the income tax exemption period for parents of National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) account holders.

  • Introduce a multi-tiered dividend and bonus rates for government-linked investment funds and unit trust funds such as PNB, Tabung Haji, LTAT and other GLICs (except EPF) for the purpose of fairer distribution.


Consumer Issues

  • Reducing the maximum limit on interest rates and late payment charges for credit cards.

  • Realising the distribution of Euro5 diesel nationwide to promote the use of cleaner diesel fuel over the next five years.

  • Consumer protection - Amending the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act to enhance KPDNKK’s authority to take action against traders that make excessive profits.

  • Reducing the cost of employing foreign domestic workers by introducing an Online Domestic Helper System.

 

Housing

Supply of Affordable Homes

  • Building 10,000 affordable housing units under the One Member, One House (

  • Introducing a quota of 10,000 PPA1M units for Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) personnel.SASaR) programme, specifically for Malaysian Armed Forces personnel.

  • Allocating 1,800 housing units under the SASaR programme for Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) veterans.

  • Constructing 45,000 units of Rumah Keluarga Angkatan Tentera (RKAT) homes.

  • Constructing more FELDA community houses, especially for the second and third generations of settlers

  • Developing under-utilised Government quarters, buildings and land for affordable housing and mixed development projects.

  • Building more affordable and low-cost housing projects on idle Malay reserve,wakaf and baitulmal land.

  • Launching a National Public Housing Management Corporation (3PAN) that will be responsible for monitoring and in managing public housing issues that involving housing quality and current needs, as well as determining fitness for occupation.

  • Making Key Performance Indicators (KPI) compulsory in the construction of Affordable Housing projects by housing development companies that receive Government investment.

  • Introducing a single entity to synchronise all affordable housing initiatives, including the monitoring of construction work.

  • Providing opportunities to Government retirees and their children to purchase units of Perumahan Penjawat Awam 1Malaysia (PPA1M) at prices ranging from RM150,000 to RM300,000.

 

Affordable Home Rental

  • Providing a Public Housing Assistance Scheme to assist renters who may be categorised as poor or Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

  • Boosting the number of 1Malaysia Youth Transit Homes to assist youths who are new to the working world.  Building and increasing the capacity of boarding facilities for rural students across the country.

  • Increasing the number of 1Malaysia Youth Transit Homes offered to young women who are new to the working world.

 

Access to Home Financing

  • Establishing a special bank to facilitate loans for affordable and low-cost housing priced RM300,000 and below.

  • Providing tax incentives or development funds to encourage banks and housing developers to offer rent-to-own schemes.

 

Maintenance and Upgrading

  • Upgrading long-houses in Sarawak, water-houses in Sabah, Orang Asli houses and estate workers housing units in the Peninsula.

  • Increasing the capacity of the Housing Assistance Programme to restore and repair dilapidated houses in rural areas

  • Rebuilding people’s housing and low-cost housing that are more than 20 years old using green and modern technology.

  • Establishing the 1Malaysia Veteran Home Repair Programme (1MVHRP) with a target of 1,800 recipients by 2020.

  • Upgrading all neighbourhood mini-sports complexes for use by the younger generation.


Home Buyers Protection

  • Extending the stamp duty exemption period for abandoned housing projects that are in the process of being revived.

  • Increasing the claim limit under the Housing and Management Tribunal (TPPS) from RM50,000 to RM100,000

  • Expanding the Government’s authority to revive abandoned housing projects from the current limit of RM70,000 to RM120,000. This involves 21 abandoned projects and 2,794 units with an allocation of RM123 million.  Reviewing the structure of utility charges by Telekom, Indah Water and Tenaga Nasional Berhad on housing developers to reduce the cost of housing construction.

  • Assisting buyers of the 50,000 housing units that have fallen victim to unlicensed housing developers.

  • Establishing a conflict resolution tribunal to settle any disputes that involve public housing

  • Others

  • Ending the policy of Bumiputera lot discounts for property valued at RM1 million and above.

Healthcare

Healthcare Financial Aid

  • Adding healthcare services such as haemodialysis, treatment aid fund and pensioner healthcare services. 

  • Raising the nutrition level of children aged from 6 months to 6 years old in hardcore poor families.


Healthcare Services

  • Providing routine, unconditional health screening at Government health clinics for youths aged 35 and 40 years.

  • Developing and improving healthcare services in rural areas by increasing the number of specialist physicians, hospitals and 1Malaysia Clinics (K1M).

  • Strengthening the capacity of the Family Health Development Division by expanding the Free Family Doctor Team concept to patients with chronic illnesses.

  • Streamlining health and dental services to elderly and bedridden patients through home visits.

  • Simplifying the health services system through online processes including registration, appointments scheduling, case referrals and treatment.

  • Developing new programmes and initiatives that are more effective in addressing mental health issues.

  • Improving the efficiency of emergency and ambulance services

  • Increasing the expertise and technological capabilities of the Communicable Disease Control Unit.

  • Empowering the Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) and National Empowering Healthy Community (KOSPEN) programmes throughout the country.

  • Strengthening flood preparedness plans via implementation of 69 Flood Mitigation Masterplan (RTB) projects nationwide with a total cost of RM8.57 billion. This initiative will benefit 1.5 million people.

  • Introducing dual-function care centres for children and senior citizens.


Healthcare Facilities

  • Upgrading the equipment and expertise at ATM hospitals.

  • Building more polyclinics in military camps for the convenience of 60,000 ATM personnel and their families.

  • Constructing the country’s first ATM Veteran Hospital in Ipoh, which will benefit 300,000 veterans.

  • Upgrading and building new hospitals and health clinics with an increase in Mobile Medic Team members.   

Education

Education Financial Assistance and Incentives

  • Delay National Higher Education Loan Fund (PTPTN) repayment until the borrower is able to obtain work and a monthly salary of RM4,000, and also provide tax incentives for employers to help pay their employee PTPTN loans without a salary deduction.

  • Providing a one-off assistance of RM1,500 for the children of BR1M recipients that enrol in higher education institutes.

  • Introducing special student discount cards to reduce the costs of transportation, Government services and education-related necessities. Increasing the limit of the Special Incentive Matching Grant for the 1Malaysia Education Savings Scheme to RM1,000.

  • Extending the income tax exemption period for parents of National Education Savings Scheme (SSPN) account holders.

  • Providing incentives to capable graduates and retired language teachers to administer online teaching and learning services.

 

Education Facilities

  • Upgrading all dilapidated schools in rural areas within 5 years.

  • Building and increasing the capacity of boarding facilities for rural students across the country.

  • Strengthening the multi-stream education system by approving the construction of new facilities according to needs, alongside special allocations for development and maintenance to all Government-assisted schools (SBK), including National Type Chinese Schools (SJKC) and National Type Tamil Schools (SJKT).

  • Upgrading the facilities at nine Excellent Schools and two High-Performance Schools for the children of armed forces personnel.

  • Upgrading facilities in classrooms and teachers’ rooms at 38 schools located within military camps.

Education System Development

  • Increasing the intake of non-Bumiputera students into public universities.

  • Equipping 5 million school-going children with digital skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) within five years.

  • Increasing the number of subjects in the Dual Language Programme (DLP) to make it more comprehensive.

  • Expand the implementation of ‘Anak Angkat’ programmes for socio-cultural development of students, teachers and public sector employees.

  • Allocating RM12 million for special education programmes to rural communities benefiting 615,000 participants.

  • Providing RM3 million allocation to conduct parenting workshops in 168 identified locations

  • Qualified citizens with overseas examination certificates that are equivalent to Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) will be considered for enrolment in higher education institutions (HEI), under the condition that they obtain a credit in Bahasa Malaysia and a pass in History - this criteria also applies to issues pertaining to Unified Examination Certificate Senior Middle (UEC).

Education for Target Groups

  • Upgrading the Integrated Special Education Programme (PPKI) in all schools involved to unlock the potential of differently-abled children.

  • Provide more benefits and access to affordable education and care services to those with special needs in every district.

  • Provide a specific module on early intervention to families with autistic children in collaboration with PERMATA centres.

  • Establishing an Institute of Native and Indigenous Peoples Studies at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

  • Reducing dropout rates among Orang Asli students and increasing the number of literacy programmes in rural areas.

  • Spearheading lifelong learning through incentives that enable the youth to undergo Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) or purchase software needed for work purposes Establishing the Al-Quran University to produce more huffaz graduates who possess skills not only in memorising the Quran, but are equipped with expertise in other professional fields.

Skill Training and Development

  • Enhancing vocational/TVET training for women and single-mothers through partnership linkages with universities, polytechnics and MARA Skills Institutes (IKM).

  • Tapping the potential of single-mothers through upskilling programmes, retraining schemes and special work opportunities.

  • Training Orang Asli youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to spearhead green industries and environmental protection.  

  • Increasing the intake of multi-racial students in the Integrated Industrial Training Programme (Program Latihan Industri Perpaduan PLIP) to 1,000 participants.  

  • Providing skills and work training opportunities for underprivileged youth.

Employment

Wages, Incentives and Employment Protections

  • A gradual increment of the minimum wage from current RM1,000 to RM1,500 over next 5 years.

  • “Fair Works Commission” to ensure appropriate and equitable salary levels for employees of private companies.

  • Reducing dependency on foreign workers to 15% of the country’s entire workforce.

  • Creating highly skilled construction workers by implementing training schemes and offering commensurate wages.

  • Encouraging employers to provide childcare facilities by offering special incentives such as tax exemptions.

  • Employees of Government-linked companies (GLC) and investment companies (GLIC) earning less than RM2,500 will be given insurance, health benefits and cost of living allowances.

  • Expanding the practice of flexible working hours in the public sector, and offering incentives to companies that adopt the system.

 

Job Creation

  • Creation of 3 million job

  • Matching university students and future employers at an earlier stage through a Job Matching Committee under the SL1M 2.0 programme.

  • Introducing the Orang-E portal as a platform for Malaysians to monetise their talents and services in the market

  • Preparing Malaysian youth below the age of 30 with jobs or the requisite training to secure employment within 6 months.

  • Providing incentives to capable graduates and retired language teachers to administer online teaching and learning services.

  • Creating an additional 50,000 TVET job opportunities, through TVET boot camps (3 to 6 months) that are developed together with potential employers.

  • Creating 10,000 job opportunities in social entrepreneurship through special funds from government-linked companies (GLCs).

 

Job Market Readiness

  • Increasing graduate employability through structured internships and soft skills training for public university students.

  • Empowering Maahad Tahfiz graduates through structured apprenticeships and internship matching programmes at companies in the halal industry.

  • Increasing the employability of unemployed graduates through the Apprenticeship Malaysia programme in 5 pilot industries that will then be expanded to other industries in the future.

  • Empowering youth public service employees through Career Cross Assignment programmes with government-linked companies (GLCs), government-linked investment companies (GLIC) and statutory bodies.

  • Expanding apprenticeship programmes in government-linked companies (GLC).

  • Creating digital training opportunities at 1Malaysia Internet Centres to prepare rural youths for jobs of the future.

  • Provide more benefits and access to affordable education and care services to those with special needs in every district.

  • Provide a specific module on early intervention to families with autistic children in collaboration with PERMATA centres.

  • Upgrading the Integrated Special Education Programme (PPKI) in all schools involved to unlock the potential of differently-abled children.

Economy and Business Development

The Digital Economy

  • Creating 1 million digital entrepreneurs within 5 years.

  • .PlatCOMImproving the productivity of entrepreneurs, inventors and startup firms by establishing various facilitation agencies such as

  • Increasing the amount of Content Malaysia Pitching Centre’s creative micro-grants to RM10,000 from the existing RM5,000.  


The Real Economy

  • Stimulating the Halal Economy as a growth driver of the country’s economy, with an allocation of RM1 billion through the Halal Development Fund.

  • Supporting food truck businesses by creating special areas for them to do business and instituting programmes for vehicle modification.  Providing the Micro Financing Scheme for Veteran Entrepreneurs (SPMUV) to assist armed forces retirees in setting up a business

  • Establishing a women entrepreneurs’ transformation centre in every state, utilising the holistic PASARNITA model that offers business space, expands business connectivity and provides entrepreneurship advisory services, apart from providing display areas for products and brands.

  • Boosting the income of B40 single-mothers through training provided under the PERMATA Child Care Course.

  • Increasing the number of rural youth entrepreneurs by expanding the Rural Business Challenge (RBC) to every district.

  • Providing a special fund for Sabah and Sarawak entrepreneurs under the ‘carveout and compete’ initiative through the National Development Fund.  Providing a special fund worth RM500 million to encourage innovation and empower Industrial Building System (IBS) entrepreneurs.

Benefits for Target Groups

Women

  • Protection of Women through the introduction of Sexual Harassment Act

  • Appointment of women senators, a minimum of 30% of total

  • Facilitating the process for single women in securing loans by permitting the combination of incomes with siblings or parents who fulfil eligibility requirements

  • Creating a Women’s Cooperative that offers savings facilities and financial loans as a way to strengthen the financial status of Malaysian women.

  • Guaranteeing that women comprise a minimum 30% of the Dewan Negara with an amendment to the Federal Constitution.

  • Expanding women’s participation and opportunities in decision-making roles by ensuring that at least 30% of decision-makers in all sectors are comprised of women.

  • Enacting the Sexual Harassment Act to protect victims from sexual harassment.

  • Encouraging the private sector to allow pregnant mothers to leave work an hour early.

  • Permitting male public sector employees to take 10 days unrecorded leave when their spouses give birth.

  • Adapting the flexible work hour scheme for mothers with children aged 2 and below.

  • Allocating 7 days of special leave per year for women who are caregivers to their children or immediate relatives who are ill.

  • Establishing one-stop centres that include childcare centres and entrepreneur centres for FELDA settlers, in all FELDA settlements, that is administered by the Confederation of Women FELDA Settlers Malaysia.


Children

  • Implementing a Universal Child Care policy by developing a curriculum, inclusive programmes and nutritious food guidelines, besides training professional childcare personnel.

  • Providing incentives to companies that provide childcare centres and facilities for breastfeeding mothers.

 

Police and Arm Force Personnel

  • Implementing the Veteran Annuity Scheme to assist armed forces officers who are not enrolled in the pension scheme so that they receive monthly payments upon retirement.

  • Increasing the special haj quota for retired ATM and PDRM personnel.

 

B40 and the Vulnerable

  • New organised platform interlinking government departments and agencies for more accurate and efficient processes to deliver government assistance to all B40 households.

  • Establishing the National Drugs Institute as a one-stop service centre for the rehabilitation of drug-addicts as well as a research centre for drug abuse.

  • Establishing dedicated service counters for women and welfare aid recipients at all Urban Transformation Centres (UTC) and Rural Transformation Centres (RTC).

 

PWDs

  • Expand employment opportunities for persons with disabilities by creating a special one-stop portal where their services can be marketed online.

  • Increase the representation of persons with disabilities in various sectors including becoming members of local councils and the Dewan Negara.

  • Increase tax incentive to companies that employ persons with disabilities.

  • Provide more benefits and access to affordable education and care services to those with special needs in every district.

  • Provide a specific module on early intervention to families with autistic children in collaboration with PERMATA centres.


Senior Citizens

  • Open memberships to special clubs and selected community programmes to retirees and senior citizens.

 

 

Youth


  • Expanding the use of YEN as a one-stop portal that streamlines all services, information, opportunities and assistance for youth entrepreneurs.

  • Providing second chances to former juvenile convicts, drug-abusers and women who became pregnant out of wedlock through TVET training and the establishment of the Second Chance Fund

  • Emboldening the role of youth in national development by generating new, fresh and creative policy ideas. The best policy idea received through the MyCadang application will be selected for monthly presentation at Cabinet Meetings.

  • Providing annual funds for the best youth ideas proposed to achieve all 10 main aspirations in the TN50 Youth Canvas.

  • Organising art classes and sports programmes for children aged 12 and below who reside in People’s Housing Projects (PPR) and the Housing Development Programme for the Hardcore Poor (PPRT).

  • Bolstering the younger generation’s efforts to spur change through the provision of social incentives, funds, upskilling initiatives and volunteer programmes.

  • Reducing the burden for young couples that intend to get married.

  • Building the e-Riadah portal and application to facilitate the booking of public recreational and sports facilities, apart from offering special discounts to youths.

  • Upgrading facilities in all Youth and Sports complexes across the country that will be equipped with extreme parks, boarding facilities, lecture halls, pavilions and racing tracks.

 

Others

  • Establishing the National Syariah Judicial Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, as the main committee in deliberation and streamlining of issues relating to Syariah legal and judicial matters in Malaysia.

  • Establishing a Special Court Council on Marriage, Custody (‘Hadhanah’) and Maintenance (‘Nafkah’), beginning in the Wilayah Persekutuan Syariah Court, to hasten the hearing and resolution of cases.

Social Protection and Community Development

Integrating Malaysians

  • Discarding the term “others” (lain-lain) under race selection in the Government’s online application system.

  • Continuing to disburse grants to all registered religious institutions that seek to implement programmes of understanding and harmony among the people.

  • Establishing a special non-Muslim unit in the Prime Minister’s Department to promote dialogue on equality and mutual understanding between races.

  • Establishing a special Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) unit under the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) to strengthen cooperation between Government and NGOs in realising the national development agenda.  


The Bumiputera Agenda

  • Establishing the Al-Quran University to produce more huffaz graduates who possess skills not only in memorising the Quran, but are equipped with expertise in other professional fields.

  • Producing 125,000 huffaz with professional qualifications such as science, mathematics and engineering

  • Complementing Tahfiz schools with Giat MARA skills training scheme.

  • Providing Arabic Language Intensive Training Courses to assist Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) holders to pass the Imtihan Qabul examination, which is the main requirement for higher education qualification in Arab countries

  • Ensuring Malaysia becomes a leader in the global halal industry with Bumiputeras as the main industry driver.

  • Establishing a Committee on the harmonisation of Shariah and Civil Courts.

  • Establishing a committee to empower the Shariah Court.

  • Introducing a Shariah-compliant Home Sale and Purchase Agreement by amending Schedule H and G of Act 118, the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act. This will improve the existing Islamic banking system.

  • Restructuring aid to the Orang Asli by constructing infrastructures that improve their quality of life, provide robust economic opportunities and diversify income sources.

  • Enhancing the role of mosques as activity centres for the Muslim community through the Mosque Transformation Programme. The mosques’ administration and management personnel will be given training, and al-Hafiz will receive an increase in allowance.

  • Increasing the number of suraus that are allowed to hold Friday prayers.

  • Establishing a special fund to upgrade the education and safety regulations of religious schools to meet national standards.

  • Improving the quality and expertise of stakeholders in Islamic administration such as the imam, KAFA and takmir teachers, religious teachers, shariah officers and Shariah Court Judges, at the Islamic Training Academy of Malaysia (ALIM) and Shariah Judiciary Academy of Malaysia.

 

Crisis Management

  • Empowering national volunteers through a preliminary registration system and specific training to prepare them to handle disasters more effectively.

  • Expanding the National Flood Warning Prediction Centre’s (PRABN) warning coverage to 3.4 million people nationwide by 2022.

  • Strengthening flood preparedness plans via implementation of 69 Flood Mitigation Masterplan (RTB) projects nationwide with a total cost of RM8.57 billion. This initiative will benefit 1.5 million people.

  • Establishing the Negaraku Disaster Relief Fund to coordinate contributions from individuals and corporations for more organised channelling of relief funds.

 

Sabah & Sarawak

  • The rights of Sabah and Sarawak under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 will be realised by consensus.

 

Security

  • Rejuvenating the Neighbourhood Watch (Rukun Tetangga) to look younger, more energetic and inclusive by targeting 30% youth representation in the leadership of the Neighbourhood Watch (Rukun Tetangga) committee.

 

Facilities for Communities

  • Transforming abandoned sites and dilapidated buildings into community recreational spaces.  Establishing at least one Internet Centre with a minimum speed of 20mbps in each State Legislative Assembly area for the local community use. 

 

Art and Culture Community

  • Upgrading the National Arts Culture and Heritage Academy (Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan ASWARA) to P. Ramlee University in order to drive the creative and cultural industries in Malaysia.   Providing an individual tax incentive of RM1,000 a year for those who contribute towards the development of national cultural arts.

  • Allocating RM3 million for the Art Practitioners Welfare Fund (Tabung Kebajikan Penggiat Seni TKPS) every 5 years.  Providing a grant of RM5 million every 5 years to activists of heritage bodies.

  • Encouraging arts and culture in society to flourish by providing venues such as the Cultural and Arts Centre (Wisma Kesenian dan Kebudayaan).

  • Establishing an RM10 million welfare fund to assist cultural groups and creative industries.

  • Arts Practitioners’ Welfare Fund to receive RM5 million every three years

  • Kelab Penggerak Warisan and Sastera Siswa (PEWARIS) to receive RM5 million every five years

 

Environmental Conservation and Protection

  • Increasing the usage of electric buses in stages to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide.

  • Intensifying the Environmental Quality Monitoring Programme (EQMP) through efforts to filter floating particle pollution, enhancing enforcement activities and planning of development projects to make the air fresher and cleaner for the people.

  • Enhancing flora and fauna preservation, forest protection, and biodiversity of marine life and wildlife by introducing new laws on conservation and sustainable forest management.

  • Realising Malaysia as a Green Economy country through reduction of carbon emissions and generating energy through renewable sources.  Encouraging the private sector to continue contributing towards the development of zoos, protection of wildlife and beautification of public parks through fund-raising and government funds. Providing a more efficient garbage disposal and solid waste disposal service, especially in rural areas.

  • Building more pocket parks in cities throughout the country.


Malaysia’s Indigenous Community

  • Making a special allocation for the Iban Language Unit of the Sarawak State Education Department and Kadazandusun Language Unit of the Sabah State Education Department that will be used to finance the training of teachers and purchase of instructional aids for the purpose of teaching the Iban and Kadazandusun languages. Making a special allocation for the Kadazandusun Chair in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) to stimulate research related to Kadazandusun language, culture and literature.

  • Recognising the Dayak people by creating special programmes and assistance funds involving the surveying of Dayak customary land, Dayak entrepreneurs and the teaching of the Dayak language while at the same time supporting the Sarawak State Government in implementing programmes under the auspices of the Unit for Other Religions (UNIFOR).

  • Empowering Sabah Bumiputeras by creating special programmes and assistance funds for the surveying of customary land, Sabah Bumiputera entrepreneurs and the teaching of Sabah Bumiputera ethnic languages.

 

Citizen Participation

  • Strengthening transparency by introducing the Public Petition mechanism for all major issues. Any online petition that receives more than 30,000 signatories will get feedback from the Government.

  • Heading towards a Digital Government through the increase of online application systems to enhance efficiency, eradicate corruption and minimise leakages in civil service.

  • Enacting the Fake News Act to preserve harmony and public order as well economic stability. 

  • Drafting the Political Funds Act to monitor contributions and expenses of political parties in Malaysia.

  • Establishing an Ombudsman to investigate any public complaints on injustices and weaknesses in ministry, department and government agency services.

  • Increasing the transparency of Local Councils (PBT) by requiring a live broadcast every time the council members meet.

  • Obligating periodical Town Hall sessions with residents that will be implemented by Local Councils.

  • Introducing the iKepoh application to enable the public to lodge complaints to Local Councils (PBT) via smartphones.

  • Ensuring the country’s civil service reflects its ethnic diversity by striving to attract more non-Bumiputera communities to join the civil service.

 

Others

  • Enhancing Kampung Baru Cina through the construction of more facilities and infrastructures to generate the village economy in order to stimulate a more comfortable and dynamic living condition for the population.

  • Strengthening the socio-economic status of the Indian community through the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) Socioeconomic Development of Indian Community Unit (SEDIC) with continuous funding, skills and entrepreneurship training, and education to elevate the Indian community.

Infrastructure Developments

General

  • Development Fund (RM222 mil) for rural folks under the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra), South Kelantan Development Board (Kesedar) and the Central Terengganu Development Board (Ketengah).

 

Water Supply

  • Introducing the water laws through the application of National Integrated Centralised Management System to guarantee access to clean water for the people.

 

Electricity Supply

  • Expanding electricity supply in Sabah and Sarawak with an allocation of RM2.3 billion. Wider electricity and road coverage for Sabah and Sarawak

 

Telecommunications

  • RM2 billion to improve telecommunication coverage for Sabah and Sarawak

  • Reduce broadband subscription costs by 50% from the current rates AND at the same time increase the broadband speed by twofold.

  • Expanding high-speed Internet access (100 Gbps) to all public universities.

 

Public Transport

  • Increasing the usage of electric buses in stages to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide.

  • Establishing an integrated Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) that covers every type of transportation and traffic throughout the country

 

Gas

  • Expanding the Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP) coverage area by 600km to increase distribution efficiency in Peninsular Malaysia.

  • Building a 140km natural gas pipeline from Ayer Tawar to Ipoh.

  • Building the Trans Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) worth RM4.3 billion that will stabilise electricity supply and spur economic growth in Sabah.

 

Sewerage

  • Establishing 3 sewerage schemes in Sabah

  • Upgrading 419KM of sewerage pipelines in FELDA areas.

  • Building four Regional Sewage Treatment plants and a Sewerage Pipeline Network in Peninsular Malaysia.

  • Building a Regional Sewage Treatment Plant in Tunjong, Kelantan encompassing a 34.9KM of sewerage pipeline that will benefit 300,000 residents

  • Building two Regional Sewage Treatment Plants, Sewerage Pipeline Networks and five Septic Sludge Plants in Sarawak.


Airports

  • Upgrading the Penang International Airport, Langkawi International Airport, Kota Bahru Airport and Sandakan Airport that involves an allocation of RM1.3 billion.

  • Building the Mukah and Lawas airports with an allocation of RM758 million.

 

Ports

  • Building a world-class modern port in Carey Island as the latest maritime hub with an investment of RM200 billion.

  • Building the Perlis Inland Port (PIP) in Chuping Valley to increase handling capacity to 2 million containers (TEUs) a year.

 

Rail

  • Building a Rapid Transit System (RTS) linking Johor Bahru and Singapore.

  • Building the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR).

  • Building the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) from Port Klang to Pengkalan Kubor.

  • Building an electrified railway line from Subang Jaya to the Subang Skypark Terminal as part of the integration of railway transportation. Increasing the Klang Valley’s public transportation network with the construction of Phase 3 of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).

  • Establishing new modern and green urban developments along public transportation lines such as the ECRL, HSR and Gemas-Johor Bahru DualTrack Railway Line. 

  • Upgrading Electric Train Service (ETS) coaches. 

  • Repairing KTM coaches and locomotives.

  • Repairing the railway tracks and bridges on the East Coast.

  • Upgrading the Sabah railway track from Halogilat to Tenom.

 

Highways and Roads

  • Completing the West Coast Expressway from Banting to Taiping by 2020.

  • Building the Central Spine Road connecting Kelantan, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan to reduce traffic congestion and drive new economic growth in the East Coast Economic Corridor.

  • Completing the West Coast Expressway from Banting to Taiping by 2020.

  • Completing the third phase of the East Coast Expressway

  • Upgrading roads and traffic dispersion at existing ports to control congestion and increase trade

  • Upgrading and maintaining federal roads on a regular basis as an alternative to tolled highways.

  • Promoting the optimal use of electricity through the installation of smart metering and LED lights that will benefit 8.5 million users nationwide.

  • Strengthening transportation networks and interconnectivity in Sabah and Sarawak by upgrading 12,500 kilometres of rural roads.

  • Building and upgrading 830KM of plantation roads to increase accessibility to small farms.

  • Upgrading 422KM of roads in FELDA areas.

  • Adding signage, road markings and streetlights along 1,240KM of roads in FELDA areas to increase road safety.

  • Upgrading 623KM of roads in paddy growing areas for better transportation of paddy

 

Others

  • Upgrading transportation infrastructure in Labuan through the construction of bridges and ferry terminals to attract investors and tourists.

  • Building and upgrading bridges in critical areas such as in Batang Lupar, Temerloh, Kota Tinggi and Batang Kali.

  • Upgrading Langkawi’s jetty facilities, terminal and Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex with an allocation of RM86.5 million to attract more tourists and foreign investment.

 

  • Building Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complexes in Tebedu, Sarawak and Kalabakan, Sabah to increase economic growth and increase border security.

  • Upgrading drainage and irrigation systems in 143 locations to increase paddy output throughout the country.

  • Enhancing the interconnectivity agenda between rural areas through the construction of 383 small bridges throughout the country.

  • Adding more streetlights in FELDA settlement areas. Building more Urban Transformation Centres (UTC) and Rural Transformation Centres (RTC) throughout the country to improve the efficiency of the Government’s delivery system, facilitate public dealings and help small entrepreneurs.

  • Providing a RM150 million fund for maintenance and replacement of existing streetlights in rural areas.

  • Installing more streetlights in rural areas with an allocation of RM100 million.

 

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