JOHOR BAHRU: Three major entertainment parks will be built in Johor at a cost of RM billion (US$ billion), said the state’s chief minister. In a statement today, the Johor BN said that the highly-anticipated manifesto would be launched by caretaker menteri besar Mohamed Khaled. JOHOR BAHRU (April 14): Johor Barisan Nasional (BN) launched its manifesto, based on five thrusts including ensuring sustainable economic.

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Johor is symbolically important to Umno because it is the birthplace of the party, inand seen as the bulwark state for the endurance of Malay rights and privileges in this multiracial country that practices affirmative action. Long a stronghold for the ruling party and a key front line in the power struggle between Prime Minister Najib Razak and his one-time mentor Mahathir Mohamad, the flipping of Johor comes as a stunning blow to BN but not a surprise to several commentators.

Meredith Weiss, Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York in Albany, said the results signalled a shift in voter mindsets — from the politics of patronage to the politics of principle.

It is one of those states considered safe by the ruling party. The manifesto also touches on all aspects of the people’s wellbeing and assures that no Johorean will be left behind in order to face the task ahead taking into consideration the needs of all districts in the state over the next five years, Priority will also be given to efforts to reduce the cost of living, strengthen the housing agenda, make a success of mega projects, create job opportunities and entrepreneurs, with the overriding principle being that the people came first in all considerations.

Barisan Nasional unveils Johor manifesto; plans to build 3 major theme parks – Channel NewsAsia

Supporters of Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian prime minister and opposition…. The royal family, too, weighed in: In fact, this time we are able to see that the rocket is no longer flying, the blooming flower has withered and what’s left is the split moon,” he said.


Newsletter Sign-up Asian insights and analysis direct to your inbox. Also notable was the loss in Labis of Chua Tee Yong, a vice-president of the Malaysian Chinese Association — another component party — and deputy minister to former businessman Edmund Santhara. So, Johor or better known as the ‘Southern Tigers’ will start showing its fangs and stripes for this manifewto mission that I shall call ‘Chasing the Lion,'” he said when launching the Johor BN manifesto, here today.

For tertiary level education, Johor students would be able to enjoy at least four benefits among them additional non-interest-bearing education loan funds, allocation of RM2, for every Johor student association and an allocation of RM1, for every Johor student who succeeds in furthering studies at a public university. This Year in Asia: The candidate in Kluang said that one-third of her voters lived in Singapore.

Barisan Nasional unveils Johor manifesto; plans to build 3 major theme parks

Johor BN state that it is also committed to the development of the RM4. As for road and highway infrastructure, he said among BN’s pledges was to allocate RM million annually for the maintenance of village roads and implement the stage bus services transformation SBST programme which costs RM90 million a year, for five years.

Mohamed Khaled said among the other pledges jonor offering RM50 as education savings for each child born in Johor, pocket money of RM for Year 1 pupils based on eligibility, setting up Pusat Asuhan Muafakat Johor child care centres and expanding the Bas Muafakat Johor free bus service to serve schools, housing estates and industry. The Felda community was also not left behind as the BN has pledged to provide skills training for Felda youths each year, develop a socio-economic transformation programme and solve all issues over inheritance within five years.


Voters are speaking out against problems with governance in the country.

Johor BN launches GE14 manifesto

There were at least six empowering agendas for mothers and women of Johor including setting up a special site for the establishment of the Tun Fatimah Women’s Complex as a business centre, fashion complex, counselling centre and capacity building for Johor women, providing free mammograms and introducing Women’s Day.

The Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.

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Johor BN chairman Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the ‘Johor Hi-5′ manifesto’ has five core thrusts namely economic growth; provision of comprehensive infrastructure; development of the mind, talent and skills; high-performance leadership and establishment of a sustainable, Islamic and cultured community. More on this story. Pledges for the Future” which contained pledges for the people of Johor.

If they lose Johor, which looks increasingly possible, it implies an unprecedented loss of support across the country. The results from Johor signify a renewal in politics, a potential new trajectory of how Malaysians evaluate leaders: The state recorded a total of 1. Among the high-profile casualties in Johor was Malaysian Indian Congress president and federal Minister of Health Subramaniam Sathasivam — who lost in his seat of Segamat, which he has held since