Harapan vows to scrap GST within 100 days of taking power
Pakatan Harapan today released its plans for the first 100 days of taking over Putrajaya.
Reading the coalition's joint statement, newly-appointed Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that it will abolish the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), among others.
Below is the list of things it plans to do:
- Stabilise the price of petrol
- Focus on efforts to alleviate the rakyat's burdens
- Start a thorough reform process of key institutions
- Fight corruption to its roots
- Form a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the 1MDB scandal
- Rehabilitate the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda)
Announcing this alongside its leadership line-up, Mahathir said the coalition is committed to a common goal of toppling the Najib Abdul Razak administration.
The announcement was made at a press conference past midnight on Friday at PKR's headquarters in Petaling Jaya.
Two-term limit for PM
The partner parties DAP, PKR, Parti Amanah Negara and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia will implement a two-term limit for the prime minister's post.
They also agree to "cancel and correct" any breach of laws by the current government, which impact the people's interest.
"This includes reinstating public funds which were lost through the 1MDB mega scandal," the parties said in a declaration read out by Mahathir.
They also agreed to work towards releasing all political prisoners and drop all charges against them, as well as reforming key laws and institutions to prevent abuse of power.
Harapan at its meeting finalised its logo and leadership structure after months of negotiations.
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim was announced as the coalition's de facto leader while PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was appointed as president.