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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 | Sabah and Sarawak 

Institutional Reforms

  • The rights of Sabah and Sarawak under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), which have previously not been honoured, are to be fulfilled by the federal government.

Oil revenue


Financial assistance

  • Continue the water subsidy in rural Sabah.

Consumer issues

  • Abolish different price labelling of goods in the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak through ‘One Nation, One Price’.

Employment and Economy

  • Increase the number of officers that are related to Iban and Kadazandusun language services at the Ministry of Education, Sarawak State Education Department and Sabah State Education Department to ensure effective implementation management of the languages.

  • A special fund for Sabah and Sarawak entrepreneurs.

Education and Healthcare

  • Special allocation to train teachers and purchase instructional aids for teaching Iban and Kadazandusun language for the Iban Language Unit of Sarawak State Education Department and Kadazandusun Language Unit of Sabah State Education Department.

  • A special allocation for the Kadazandusun Chair in Universiti Malaysia Sabah as well as creating special programmes and fund for the native customary rights land survey, Dayak entrepreneurs and teaching of Bumiputera ethnic language.

  • Establish an Institute of Native and Indigenous People Studies at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

  • Support Sarawak state government in implementing programmes under Unit for Other Religions (UNIFOR)

Infrastructure Development

  • Build Mukah and Lawas airports in Sarawak and upgrade Sandakan Airport in Sabah.

  • Upgrade longhouses in Sarawak and water houses in Sabah.

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

  • Build Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complexes in Tebedu, Sarawak and Kalabakan, Sabah.

  • Build the Trans Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) worth RM4.3 billion.

  • Upgrade the Sabah railway track from Halogilat to Tenom

  • Establish 3 sewerage schemes in Sabah

  • Build 5 septic sludge plants in Sarawak





  • Enhance weapons’ capability of security forces stationed in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZONE) and monitoring of land borders in Sabah and Sarawak through the Border Control Agency Malaysia (AKSEM).

GE14 | PH Promises Sabah and Sarawak 

Institutional Reforms

  • Restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak, in accordance with the Malaysia Agreement 1963. Set up a Special Cabinet committee to review the Malaysia Agreement 1963.

  • Review the Petroleum Development Act 1974 to check Petronas’s monopoly on oil and gas 

  • Allow Sabah and Sarawak took over more responsibility for development expenditure

  • Decentralise power to the Sabah and Sarawak gradually so that eventually up to 50 percent of the tax revenue collected in Sabah and Sarawak will be spent in Sabah and Sarawak itself.

  • Return and guarantee the customary land rights of Sabah and Sarawak

  • Set up a National Inquiry on the rights of Indigenous/Native Land and look into implementing the recommendations by SUHAKAM. 

  • A Special Tribunal for Custom Land issues

Oil revenue

  • Establish a National Trust Fund (KWAN) for Sabah and Sarawak

  • Ensure oil and gas Sabah and Sarawak  long-term benefits

  • Increase the amount of petroleum royalty to Sabah and Sarawak to 20 percent or equivalent value

Financial assistance

  • Assistance and welfare aid for people of Sabah and Sarawak.

Consumer issues




Employment and Economy

  • Improve the median salary in Sabah and Sarawak.

  • Ensure contracts and jobs for Sabahans and Sarawakians.

  • Give priority to Sabahans and Sarawakians to fill vacant positions at all levels, especially senior levels in all federal and State agencies. 

  • Equal opportunities are given to qualifiesSabahans and Sarawakians in the Borneanisation of the public sector.

  • Establish Entrepreneurship Fund for both Sabah and Sarawak to drive industrialisation and the entrepreneurial sector.

  • Develop the tourism sector through the promotion of Sabah and Sarawak’s unique culture, history, and natural beauty. Through tourism to create more jobs and contribute to development.

Education and Healthcare

  • Build more schools and health clinics to serve the people 

  • Set up of state-owned English medium schools.

  • Give priority to train teachers and health officials amongst Sabahans and Sarawakians. 

  • Eliminate the practice of considering Sabah and Sarawak as a place of "exile" for those who have problems with the service. 

  • Inclusive of local culture in the education curriculum 

  • Relevant courses to be conducted in the local language

  • Upgrade all public healthcare facilities and services, so that it can treat more patients, and selected hospitals will be equipped with the latest equipment for the treatment of cardiovascular and cancer. Procurement system of medicines and equipment will also be ascertained more competitive so that the cheapest price to be paid for medication and equipment of high quality. 

  • Pakatan Selangor’s Peduli Sihat Scheme will be reviewed for implementation in Sabah and Sarawak, with priority given to rural and remote areas


Infrastructure Development

  • In rural areas and villages, spearhead electricity generation initiatives using solar energy, micro-hydro and biogas.

  • Synchronize the supply of clean water and electricity to the border area of urban and rural 

  • Build roads and highways linking towns and cities across the country and improve bridges and roads Review construction services Trans-Borneo railway using a public-private (local) partnership model

  • 100% supply of treated water to rural and semi-urban areas.

  • Review and complete Pan-Borneo Highway and annual budget spending will give priority to fulfilling the Expressway Project. Pan-Borneo Highway has the potential to create a least 2,000 job opportunities for locals.

  • Allocate up to 30 percent of the development budget allocation each year for Sabah and Sarawak


Enhance security capabilities in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZONE) and monitoring of land borders in Sabah and Sarawak.

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