KUCHING – Sarawak Barisan Nasional today launched a people-centered 15-point manifesto for the 11th state election aimed at safeguarding the interests of the state.
The manifesto themed ‘Give TeamAdenan A Chance’, lays out BN’s pledges to the people to achieve the shared aspirations for a more peaceful, progressive and prosperous Sarawak.
The manifesto was launched by Sarawak BN chairman Tan Sri Adenan Satem at the PBB headquarters here ahead of the May 7 polls.
The Chief Minister and PBB president said the BN government had proven that it did not make empty promises and had along the way gained the people’s trust.
The document lists the achievements of the Sarawak government under Adenan who became Chief Minister in 2014 and quickly introduced 53 principles and initiatives for the benefit of the people and the state.
The manifesto – available in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese and Iban – stated 15 objectives, which are to:
Uphold the rights of Sarawak and its people
Safeguard the peace and harmony of the state
Preserve the Sarawak culture, heritage and beliefs
Guarantee people’s rights over their land
Protect and conserve the natural environment
Improve the welfare of the less-fortunate
Provide more affordable housing for low and middle income groups
Accelerate the development of roads and telecommunications, and the supply of piped water and electricity
Enhance accessibility to health services
Increase participation of women in socio-economic activities
Recognise and develop the potential of youths
Advance education and technical training
Create more job opportunities for Sarawakians
Develop a conducive business environment for investment and entrepreneurship
Industrialise the state through manufacturing, tourism and rural transformation.