2020 crucial year to begin fulfilling PH manifesto promises, says Guan Eng

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who is also MP for Bagan, visiting the RM17 million digital library in Seberang Perai.

BUTTERWORTH: Next year will be an important year for the Pakatan Harapan government to implement the remaining 40% of the unfulfilled promises in Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathiur Mohamad had mentioned that 60% of the manifesto promises by PH had been met, with 40% to be implemented before 2023.

“We have to start next year so that the promises would be fulfilled before 2023,” he told reporters after conducting an official visit to the Digital Library in Bukit Mertajam here today.

He said among the manifesto promises PH had met included the repeal of the goods and services tax (GST), reducing the price of petrol from RM2.20 to RM2.08 and introducing the RM100 monthly pass for light rail transit (LRT) commuters in the Klang Valley. Public transport passengers in Penang also enjoy a RM50 monthly pass in the state.

Apart from that, he said the PH government had, for the first time in the country’s history, got MPs to declare their assets to the people.

“We hope PH’s clean government would be appreciated and supported by the people,” he said.

Earlier, Lim, who is also the MP for Bagan, said the first digital library in Seberang Perai would commence operations in February next year. It will operate from 8am to 7pm daily.

He said construction on the RM17 million project, which began in April last year, had reached 90% completion.