Sunday, 13 January 2013

‘PR to eradicate poverty within five years of governance’

‘PR to eradicate poverty within five years of governance’
A group photo shoot with some of the children who received schoolbags from Johor PKR.

AIR HITAM (Jan 5, 2013): Johor PKR chairman Chua Jui Meng says Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is confident of eradicating poverty within its first term as federal government.
“That is the assurance of PR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim. The target is to raise the household income of Malaysians with RM1,500 and below monthly to RM4,000,” he added.
Speaking in a Back To School bag presentation to poor students in Ledang PKR office this morning, Chua said: “Anwar is internationally recognised as a competent finance minister. In the nine years as finance minister from 1990 to 1998, he managed to achieve six consecutive surplus budgets from 1993 to 1998.
“For the next 14 consecutive years, from 1999 to 2012, under Mahathir Mohamad, Abdullah Badawi and Najib Abdul Razak, it was budget deficits all the way.
“Federal debts rose sharply from RM112 billion in 1999 to RM484 billion last year,” Chua said.
“The international recognition of Anwar as the best finance minister in the world is based on his track record. Anwar’s proposed slew of people-centric policies, featuring complementary fiscal measures, will help realise poverty eradication,” he added.
Chua said all the proposed measures had been outlined in PR’s Buku Jingga (Orange Book) and in its alternative Budget 2013.
He urged the people to go for a change in the federal government to enable Anwar and PR to implement all the policies aimed at making Malaysia a dynamic and progressive nation.
“Within 24 hours upon the swearing-in of Anwar as prime minister, he will announce a reduction in the retail price of fuel.
“This will trigger a domino effect and bring down the prices of essentials and services due to cheaper transport costs,” Chua said.
Chua addressing children and their parents or guardians at the Back To School bag presentation.