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GE15: HARAPAN outlines 10 Priorities to heal Malaysia


2 November 2022

By Nabalu News


KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan Federal Government (HARAPAN) will immediately embark on realising 10 Priorities upon receiving the mandate from the electorate at the 15th General Elections (GE15).


These ten priorities were presented today at the launch of the HARAPAN Action Plan to address the various pressing issues faced by the people in areas such as cost of living and prices of goods, jobs and economic opportunities, education and health.


In line with the Kita Boleh! (We Can) slogan, the HARAPAN Action Plan seeks to ensure the Rakyat thrives holistically through robust economic growth, recovered public confidence through good governance and steadfast preparation for the country to face the various oncoming challenges in the future.


HARAPAN Prime Minister candidate, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said HARAPAN is determined to rebuild Malaysia from the rubble of devastation brought about by Barisan – Perikatan Nasional in the past 30 months, plagued by uncoordinated policies and profligate governance, bereft of ideas to address long term concerns.


He said this includes social disparity, climate change and recovery of education for the lost generation.


“With the unwavering commitment of the HARAPAN leadership and the clear mandate delivered by the Rakyat’s full mobilisation to the ballot box come 19 November, we can develop a Malaysia that is more sustainable, caring and compassionate, prosperous, innovative and guided by respect and trust (based on the MADANI or SCRIPT framework).


"The policies included under the HARAPAN Action Plan can propel Malaysia into a future filled with promise," he said.


The ten priorities of the HARAPAN Action Plan:


1. Managing Cost of Living

2. Combating Corruption and Strengthening Democracy

3. Empowering Youth’s Economic Opportunities and Exploring Humanity Sectors (Green, Agro, Creative, TVET - skills-based jobs)

4. Saving the Lost Generation in Education

5. Building Disaster Mitigation Measures and Enhancing Protection for the Rakyat

6. Addressing the Issue of Contract Doctors and Providing Robust Welfare for Healthcare Workers

7. Eliminating Gender Inequality and Enhancing Women’s Socioeconomic Participation

8. Empowering the Regions of Sabah and Sarawak

9. Improving the Competitiveness of All Malaysians Especially Vulnerable Groups

10. Preserving the Environment for Our Future Generations


These are the ten priorities of the HARAPAN Action Plan formulated to rebuild Malaysia.


1. Managing Cost of Living


The repeated pressures on the rakyat, beginning with the COVID-19 pandemic, have reached a peak with the alarming increase in the price of goods. To relieve the Rakyat’s burden, HARAPAN is committed to eliminating cartels, ensuring sufficient supplies of food products and increasing the workforce in agriculture to guarantee food security.


2. Combating Corruption and Strengthening Democracy


Malaysia’s worsening position in the Corruption Perception Indeks demonstrates the depths of the scourge of corruption that besets the country, for example in the recent case of littoral combat ships (LCS). We can build a clean and trustworthy system of governance by strengthening the integrity of institutions, safeguarding Parliamentary sovereignty as the core pillar of democracy and guaranteeing media freedom together with the Rakyat’s freedom of expression.


3. Empowering Youth’s Economic Opportunities and Exploring Humanity Sectors


HARAPAN is committed to advancing the skills-based fields of the humane economy to generate new work opportunities for the youth. HARAPAN’s job creation agenda includes initiatives to increase participation in the modern agriculture sector, renewable energy industries, the caregiving sector, creative arts and the sports economy including e-sports, apart from developing the respective ecosystems of these fields.


4. Saving the Lost Generation in Education


The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many vulnerabilities in the national education system. To ensure that there will no longer be any lost generations, HARAPAN will focus on narrowing the gap, improving education quality and creating promising opportunities for the future, for all anak Malaysia.


5. Building Disaster Mitigation Measures and Enhancing Protection for the Rakyat


The massive floods that occurred in both urban and rural areas are clear evidence that climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our society today. HARAPAN will increase the country’s resilience against natural disasters through the adoption of holistic resilience measures that include enhanced assistance for disaster victims based on losses incurred, up to a maximum of RM50,000 per household.


6. Addressing the Issue of Contract Doctors and Providing Robust Welfare for Healthcare Workers


HARAPAN will develop local specialists, which includes addressing the issue of contract healthcare workers in order to deepen the capacity of the public healthcare system. At the same time, we can work to guarantee the continued welfare of healthcare workers, while acknowledging their role as the fulcrum to our collective efforts at improving the quality of national healthcare delivery.


7. Eliminating Gender Inequality and Enhancing Women’s Socioeconomic Participation


Women make up 48% of Malaysia’s total population, and play an equally critical role as men in nation building. We can end gender inequality and empower the socioeconomic position of women, and in so doing fulfil their potential as key drivers of national development.


8. Empowering the Regions of Sabah and Sarawak


The full implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) Report are the catalyst for peace and prosperity in the regions of Sabah and Sarawak, which are critical to any undertaking to develop as one country. Issues of revenue sharing, economic development and 35% allocation of Parliament seats to Sabah and Sarawak will be prioritised by HARAPAN in the spirit of “Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu.”


9. Improving The Competitiveness of All Malaysians


In Malaysia, there is plenty of room to improve competitiveness in our plural society across geographic location, socioeconomic class, background and ethnicity. Opportunities and the space towards this end must be created through strategic interventions to ensure that no Malaysian, including the vulnerable and PWD (OKU) communities, is left behind in savouring the fruits of national prosperity.


10. Preserving The Environment for Our Future Generations


The environment is a blessing that has also become our responsibility to preserve for future generations. The climate change act, ecological fiscal transfers, marine protection areas and transboundary haze act are among the adoptable measures to protect the natural environment.


Further details and the full document on the 10 Priorities of the HARAPAN Action Plan can be accessed at the kitaboleh.my website.