The Borneo Post (Sabah)
PH manifesto contains unrealistic promises – Maslan
SANDAKAN: Pakatan Harapan's (PH) manifesto contains unrealistic promises, said Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Ahmad Maslan.
Ahmad said the PH manifesto is unrealistic, and took as an example one of the key points: To abolish the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
“They (PH) want to abolish GST and go back to SST (Sales Services Tax). Why would they want to go from six percent of GST to ten percent of SST? For imported fruits, dried fish and anchovies, GST imposes zero percent tax while SST had five percent tax? Why would they want to go from zero percent to five percent?
“That is a stupid move (itu kerja bodoh). Wait until you hear the Barisan Nasional's manifesto. It is far better than PH's manifesto. BN's manifesto will include youth, women, and each state in Malaysia,” he said to Umno Kinabatangan members during the Umno Information Technology Bureau Chairman Malaysia programme here yesterday.
The programme was held nationwide in 191 districts, and it ended in Beluran, yesterday.
Ahmad also encouraged those who wish to become a candidate in the next election to be active in social media, and make full use of the platform to get close to the people, especially the younger generation.
He said the social media should also be utilised by Umno members to read and correct fake news about Barisan Nasional, especially fake news and allegations that were spread by the opposition.
Also present were Umno Kinabatangan deputy chief Pg Abdul Azis Pg Damsah, Umno Kinabatangan secretary Wan Daut Kahar, Umno Kinabatangan Women deputy chief Sapariah Radin and Umno Kinabatangan Youth deputy chief Khairunissa Abd Aziz.