PH can­di­date for Cameron High­lands by-elec­tion to fo­cus on lo­cal is­sues

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TANAH RATA: Pakatan Hara­pan ( PH) can­di­date for the Cameron High­land’s by- elec­tion M. Manog­a­ran plans to fo­cus more on is­sues con­cern­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

He says mat­ters con­cern­ing flood mit­i­ga­tion, land­slides, tem­po­rary oc­cu­pa­tion li­cences ( TOL), for­eign work­ers’ per­mit reg­is­tra­tion, clean­li­ness, and lo­cal de­vel­op­ment should be pri­ori­tised over na­tional is­sues.

Manog­a­ran, 60, said if he was given the man­date, he would work hard to ful­fill the prom­ises made to the vot­ers in the con­stituency.

“Re­gard­ing the TOL is­sue, the farm­ers have asked me to do away with the yearly re­newals.

“As some­one who has op­er­ated a farm for more than 40 years, I feel that the TOL is not ap­pro­pri­ate, and we will take note of this and sug­gest to the gov­ern­ment to con­vert the TOL to a lease.

“It will in­volve amend­ments to the Na­tional Land Code and other rel­e­vant Acts,” he told Ber­nama after a friendly ses­sion with vot­ers around Rin­glet and Ber­tam Val­ley here.

Manog­a­ran added that a vic­tory for PH in Cameron High­lands would be very sig­nif­i­cant, as it would mark a start­ing point for the coali­tion to wres­tle con­trol the state from Barisan Na­sional (BN). — Ber­nama

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