Penang CM to update on election promises next week

Mohamed Basyir

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is expected to provide an update on the implementation of the 68 promises in Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) election manifesto for the state next week.

“Next week we will hold a press conference on that, maybe on Tuesday. But, we promised that we would implement it in one term, not 100 days,” he said, adding that the full report on the fulfillment of the 68 pledges would only be revealed in the 11th month of the fourth year of the state administration’s current term in power.

Nga said this at the launch of the Padang Kota and Tanjong constituency DAP service centre, here, today, by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

Penang PH announed its 14th General Election (GE14) manifesto in April titled “I Love Penang”.

The key points in the manifesto include a term limit on the chief ministership, appointing the opposition leader as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and building 75,361 units of low-cost, low-medium cost and affordable homes.

Last month, state executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo said the state government had launched a task force to keep track of the delivery of the 68 promises.

State executive councillors were told to present the progress made in the fulfilment of the pledges under their respective portfolios during the weekly state executive councillor meeting. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd