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Malaysia GE15 Election: Who are the parties and what are their Election Manifestos.

Learn about who are the parties running in the general elections and what each party is promising to help you make an informed decision in this General Election!

source: wikipedia

Pakatan Harapan 

(Eng: The Alliance of Hope; abbrev: PH) is a Malaysian political coalition consisting of centre-left and centre-right parties which was formed in 2015 to succeed the Pakatan Rakyat coalition. 

PH claims it is determined to rebuild Malaysia from the rubble of devastation brought about by overlapping crises across multiple sectors such as healthcare, employment, food supply, and education.

Manifestos

  1. Managing Cost of Living: HARAPAN is committed to eliminating cartels, ensuring sufficient supplies of food products and increasing the workforce in agriculture to guarantee food security.
  2. Combating Corruption and Strengthening Democracy : build a clean and trustworthy system of governance by strengthening the integrity of institutions, safeguarding Parliamentary sovereignty as the core pillar of democracy and guaranteeing media freedom together with the Rakyat’s freedom of expression. 
  3. Empowering Youth’s Economic Opportunities and Exploring Humanity Sectors: HARAPAN’s job creation agenda includes initiatives to increase participation in the modern agriculture sector, renewable energy industries, the caregiving sector, creative arts and the sports economy including e-sports, apart from developing the respective ecosystems of these fields.
  4. Saving the Lost Generation in Education: HARAPAN will focus on narrowing the gap, improving education quality and creating promising opportunities for the future, for all anak Malaysia.
  5. Building Disaster Mitigation Measures and Enhancing Protection for the Rakyat: HARAPAN will increase the country’s resilience against natural disasters through the adoption of holistic resilience measures that include enhanced assistance for disaster victims based on losses incurred, up to a maximum of RM50,000 per household.
  6. Addressing the Issue of Contract Healthcare Workers and Providing Robust Welfare for Healthcare Workers: HARAPAN will work to guarantee the continued welfare of healthcare workers, while acknowledging their role as the fulcrum to our collective efforts at improving the quality of national healthcare delivery.
  7. Eliminating Gender Inequality and Enhancing Women’s Socioeconomic Participation: Plans to end gender inequality and empower the socioeconomic position of women, and in so doing fulfil their potential as key drivers of national development.
  8. Empowering the Regions of Sabah and Sarawak: Issues of revenue sharing, economic development and 35% allocation of Parliament seats to Sabah and Sarawak will be prioritised by HARAPAN in the spirit of “Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu.”
  9. Improving The Competitiveness of All Malaysians: Opportunities and the space towards this end must be created through strategic interventions to ensure that no Malaysian, including the vulnerable and PWD (OKU) communities, is left behind in savouring the fruits of national prosperity.
  10. Preserving The Environment for Our Future Generations: The climate change act, ecological fiscal transfers, marine protection areas and transboundary haze act are among the adoptable measures to protect the natural environment.
source: wikipedia

Barisan Nasional 

(Eng: The National Front; abbrev: BN) is a political coalition of Malaysia that was founded in 1973 as a coalition of right-wing and far-right political parties. It dominated Malaysian politics for over thirty years after it was founded, but since 2008 has faced stronger challenges from opposition parties.

Manifestos

  1. Eradicate absolute poverty through the Basic Income Assistance Scheme which is automatically credited every month to all households earning less than RM 2,208 per month.
  2. Give an income tax deduction of 2% specifically to the M40 group, with an income range of RM 50 thousand to RM 100 thousand per year.
  3. Completely exempting income tax (0%) for 5 years to all women who return to work after taking a break from their careers.
  4. 100% internet coverage throughout the country within 30 months and 100% 5G coverage in all schools within 18 months.
  5. Free national early education and childcare for all children aged 6 and under.
  6. A textbook-free schooling system with the provision of free laptops to all B40 students.
  7. Introducing the subject of “coding” and basic communication languages such as Mandarin, Tamil, Iban, Kadazan, Dusun and other ethnic languages in all schools.
  8. Free higher education to all individuals from the B40 family.
  9. A specific and urgent act to protect the rights, welfare and income of gig workers.
  10. Eliminate the import permit (AP) of electric vehicles (EV) to increase access to the use of affordable, environmentally friendly vehicles.
source: wikipedia

Perikatan Nasional 

(Eng: National Alliance; abbrev: PN) is a political coalition composed of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), Homeland Solidarity Party (STAR), Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), and Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (GERAKAN). Perikatan Nasional was formed early in the 2020 Malaysian political crisis with the intention to replace the then-ruling Pakatan Harapan government.

Manifestos

  1. Building a Competitive Future Economy
  2. Increase the Value and Standard of Living of the People
  3. Cleaning up Politics and Governance
  4. Bumiputera, Orang Asli and All Races
  5. Driving Regional Development
  6. Preserving the Environment and Promoting Tourism
  7. Empowering Youth and Prospering Young Families
  8. Optimising Women’s Potential
  9. Building Active and Prosperous Senior Citizens
  10. Empowering People with Disabilities
source: wikipedia

Gerakan Tanah Air 

(Eng: Homeland Movement or Homeland Party abbrev: GTA) is a newly-formed alliance of Malay political parties, founded in August 2022 by former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad.

Manifestos

  1. Reducing the economic gap between the people and regions to ensure a fairer distribution of development.
  2. Increase the people’s income through economic activity empowerment, economic eco-system development and the principle of dignified employment, especially for low-income groups.
  3. The restructuring of socio-economic groups through FELDA, FELCRA and MADA to the modernisation and production of downstream commodity products.
  4. Increase the Self-Sufficiency Level (SSL) of the country’s main food source by aiming for a hundred percent rate without neglecting the rights and welfare of farmers, fishermen and small and medium scale breeders.
  5. Reconsidering the ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to provide wider and more comprehensive benefits to all.
  6. Re-strengthening the fundamentals of education as an instrument of human capital development.
  7. Enhancing and expanding professional skills certification as well as high-level Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) for youths.
  8. Providing wider access and support to the B40 group and marginalised groups to higher education institutions.
  9. Empowerment of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society movements and community-based institutions as government delivery bodies in aspects of welfare, management of groups involving the disabled and the needy, senior citizens and also on disaster management.
  10. A more serious approach to adapting to climate change, including formulation of laws as well as implementation at local authority levels and across sectors.
source: wikipedia

Gabungan Rakyat Sabah

(Eng: Sabah People’s Alliance abbrev: GRS) This political coalition was registered and legalised on March 11, 2022, under Societies Act 1966.

Originally founded as an informal alliance with the support of the national ruling coalition Barisan Nasional, the Social Democratic Harmony Party and independent in the state legislature, GRS is currently the ruling party of Sabah after securing a simple majority in the 2020 state elections.

Manifestos

  1. For the empowerment of Sabah’s economy and her people through three main sectors namely agriculture, industry and tourism.
  2. For the empowerment of a power source management for the Sabah government to take back the management of Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB).
  3. The third pillar is to continue efforts to claim Sabah’s rights from the Federal — GRS will continue the effort to claim Sabah’s rights based on article 112 (b), 112 (c) and Schedule 10 of the Federal Constitution and based on the spirit of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
  4. To ensure the Federal government implements its duty to raise the security level in Sabah, especially within the ESSzone, improve education facilities by upgrading schools that are dilapidated and to improve health facilities statewide.
  5. For women, family and community development which is to empower women in the entrepreneurial field, and for more women as policy makers, looking after the welfare of single mothers and widows, preparing continued assistance for single mothers, people with disability and senior citizens.
  6. To encourage youth involvement in nation development by  preparing special youth allocations for involvement in entrepreneurial fields, to increase the participation of youth to about 30 percent in policy making.Enhancing and expanding professional skills certification as well as high-level Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) for youths.
  7. To empower the management of public service in Sabah.
  8. To increase involvement in oil and gas by ensuring the total and continued involvement of Sabah in the industry whereby the state will become a partner to Petronas. At the same time, to ensure the smart partnership is able to generate profit.
  9. To the implementation of basic facilities and infrastructure such as in the aspect of upgrading roads throughout Sabah, building and upgrading water plants, the construction of Pan Borneo highway is expedited.
  10. For the provision of housing facilities for the people by accelerating the implementation of the SMJ Rumah Mesra Program of 1,500 units and continuing it, providing more housing for the people.
source: wikipedia

Gabungan Parti Sarawak 

(Eng: Sarawak Parties Alliance abbrev: GPS) is a Sarawak-based national political alliance in Malaysia. It was established in 2018 by four former Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties operating solely in Sarawak following the federal coalition’s defeat in the 2018 Malaysian general election. It is currently the fourth-largest bloc in the Dewan Rakyat and forms the government in the state of Sarawak.

Manifestos

  1. To stabilize politics, socio-economy and finances, led by farsighted leaders who prioritise Sarawak’s future
  2. For the development of urban and rural infrastructure and facilities for people’s well-being.
  3. For human capital training 
  4. Upholding social justice and religious beliefs.
  5. Efficient government administration with high integrity as a catalyst of development in Sarawak

The Malaysian General election will be held on the 19 November 2022. With this information we hope you are informed on which parties are aligned with your priorities. Therefore, come 19 November, exercises your decoracy and go vote for a better Malaysia!

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