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Know what you are Voting for

Comparison GE14 BN and PH Election Manifestos

Do you want development projects, more financial aid or structural and institutional changes? Here you will find the segmented side-by-side comparison of election promises listed by both BN and PH. Know what you are voting for.

This list is not absolute and may not be complete as more promises are and will be made during campaigning.  Get updates from news media and our News&Updates page.

Sources of information:

Barisan Nation (BN) GE14 Manifesto  'Bersama BN, Hebatkan Negaraku' (With BN For A Greater Malaysia) link 

Pakatan Harapan (PH) GE14 Manifesto 'Buku Harapan' (Book of Hope) link

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GE14 BN Promises | Economy, Investment and Business 

Country’s Budget and Finances

  • Reduce financial deficit

  • Reduce ratio of national debt vs GDP 

  • Improve international credit ratings

Business Funds and Financing

  • RM1 billion through the Halal Development Fund

  • Micro Financing Scheme for Veteran Entrepreneurs (SPMUV) to assist armed forces retirees in setting up a business

  • Special fund for Sabah and Sarawak entrepreneurs under the ‘carveout and compete’ initiative through the National Development Fund

  • More platforms and funds for creative industry

Investment & Business Development and Support

  • Create special areas for food truck businesses 

  • Establish a women entrepreneurs’ transformation centre in every state, utilising the holistic PASARNITA model 

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

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

  • Boost Malaysian products

  • Upgrade Secretariat for the Advancement of Malaysian Entrepreneurs (SAME)

Digital Economy

  • Increase Digital economy contribution to GDP to 25% by 2023

  • Create 1 million digital entrepreneurs within 5 years

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

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

GE14 | PH Promises Economy, Investment and Business

Country’s Budget and Finances

  • The budget for the PM’s department to be trimmed from RM17 billion to RM8 billion

  • Half of the government’s development budget in first three years will be for Malaysia’s five poorest states: Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan, Terengganu and Perlis

  • Resume potential of ringgit within three years

Business Funds and Financing

  • Continue to develop SMEs which contribute 65% of employment in the country, supply subsidy package for SMEs to drive the transformation of Industrial 4.0

Investment & Business Development and Support

  • Ensure outcome of investment made by China funds can be shared by all people especially local bumiputras and SMEs of all races

  • Review all mega contracts the Barisan Nasional government awarded to foreigners to ensure no corruption and malpractices, continue to attract foreign funds from China and other Asian countries into Malaysia

  • Revive new economy, share economy and research sector, enhance protection of intellectual property so as to promote more corporations venturing into the innovative industry

  • Support corporations which need innovative technologies, ensure investment policy can attract latest technologies.

Digital Economy

GE14 BN Promises | Infrastructure and Development 


  • 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

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

Electricity Supply

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


  • 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.

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

Public Transport

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

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


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

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

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



  • Establish 3 sewerage schemes in Sabah

  • Upgrade 419KM of sewerage pipelines in FELDA areas.

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

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

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


  • Upgrade 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.


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

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


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

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

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

  • Build 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).

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

  • Upgrade Electric Train Service (ETS) coaches. 

  • Repair KTM coaches and locomotives.

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

  • Upgrade the Sabah railway track from Halogilat to Tenom.

Highways and Roads

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

  • Build 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.

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

  • Complete the third phase of the East Coast Expressway

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

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

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

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

  • Build and upgrade 830KM of plantation roads to increase accessibility to small farms.

  • Upgrade 422KM of roads in FELDA areas.

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

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


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

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

  • Upgrade 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.

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

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

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

  • Add more streetlights in FELDA settlement areas.

  • Build 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.

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

  • Provide RM150 million in funds for maintenance and replacement of existing streetlights in rural areas.

GE14 | PH Promises Infrastructure and Development


​​Pakatan Harapan (PH) GE14 Manifesto 'Buku Harapan' (Book of Hope) link

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