No need for PH to apologise over inability to implement 10 manifesto pledges

Ahmad Suhael Adnan

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no need for Pakatan Harapan (PH) to apologise to the people over its inability to fulfil 10 promises in 100 days made in the 14th General Election (GE14).

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said although PH has failed to fulfil its 10 promises within stipulated time, the government will continue work towards realising all the promises, it has made.

She said not all pledges made were not fulfilled, as the government has approved abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at Dewan Rakyat as well as with the commencement of Suri Incentive programme (i-Suri) for housewives.

“Tidaklah (No need, for PH to apologise to the people).

“Maybe not as what we hoped for, but we tried our best.

“At least at my ministry, we had commenced i-Suri and subsequently promoted the programme.

“Not easy for us to implement everything because we do not have enough information (while being the opposition) to solve all problems.

“I am not trying to give excuses, but we had tried our best and will continue to do so,” she said when met at the Parliament lobby, here, today.

Dr Wan Azizah was responding to a question whether there is a need for PH to apologise to the people as its 100 days end this Saturday.

Among the 10 PH manifesto pledged to be implemented in 100 days was to abolish GST; to reduce the cost of living; to stabilise petrol prices, to abolish Felda settlers’ debts; to introduce Employees Provident Fund (EPF) schemes for housewives; to set minimum wage nationwide and to delay the repayment period for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN). © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd