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2020, crucial year for gov't to implement manifesto promises: Guan Eng


The year, 2020 will be an important year for the Pakatan Harapan government to implement the remaining 40 percent of the unfulfilled promises in the coalition's manifesto,” said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

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

“(Year) 2020 is important as the start to carry out all promises we made and we have to start next year so that it would be fulfilled before 2023,” he told reporters after an official visit to the digital library in Bukit Mertajam today.

He said among the manifesto promises met include the repeal of the Goods and Services Tax, reducing the petrol price from RM2.20 to RM2.08, introducing the RM100 monthly pass for light rail transit commuters in the Klang Valley and public transport passengers in Penang to enjoy RM50 monthly pass.

For the first time in the country's history, he said the Harapan government had enforced MPs to declare their assets to the people.

"We hope the lesson of the Harapan'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 operation in February next year from 8am to 7pm daily.

He said construction on the RM17 million project which began in April last year has reached 90 percent completion.

"The project uses adaptive reuse building concept to rebuild and rebrand an underused community hall into an international building," he said.

He said there are plans to further extend the operating hours of the library depending on the demand and reception of the people. - Bernama

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