KLANG, Feb 26 – Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) deputy chairman Datuk Seri Noh Omar(Pic) has described the opposition’s election manifesto launched yesterday as unrealistic and merely sweet promises. He said this was because the opposition had promised during the last general election in 2008 “to give the moon and the stars” but until today, they had done nothing in the states they controlled.
“The opposition’s promise of providing free education from pre-school to tertiary level, for instance, if they manage to capture Putrajaya is unrealistic.
“They don’t have to wait to be in power to give free education, do it first in the states that they rule like Selangor to prove their capability.
“I see their election manifesto as nothing more than ‘offering candy’ as they don’t walk the talk,” he said when met after attending a dinner function organised by Selangor Former BN Elected Representatives Association (Mubarak), here, last night.
Noh, who is also Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister, said many of the promises made by the Parti Keadilan Rakyat-led Selangor government in the last general election had not been fulfilled and now the people were demanding their rights in court. The opposition coalition’s manifesto this time , “Pakatan, People’s Hope” launched yesterday, promised, among others, to stop the Lynas rare earth plant operations in Kuantan and the implementation of the traffic Automated Enforcement System of they win in the upcoming 13th general election.
Meanwhile, former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abu Hassan Omar urged the people not to be deceived by the sweet promises made by the opposition in the manifesto which he believed would also not be kept if they come into power.
“These promises are not new but would emerge at each general election,” said the Selangor Mubarak chief.