KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 (Bernama) -- PAS today announced nine key thrusts contained in the manifesto of its pact, Gagasan Sejahtera (Gagasan), themed 'Malaysia Sejahtera' (prosperous Malaysia).
PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the key thrusts were the formation of an integrity, trustworthy and corruption-free government; the enhancement of disposable income and the generation of new opportunities for the people; the empowerment of people to help ease the impact of rising inflation and cost of living; as well as reducing the income gap and the distribution of economic wealth between the people in urban and rural areas.
Also included were the improvement on the quality of education towards producing excellent human capital; harmonisation of the legal system and the governance of the country in accordance with Shariah requirements; reaffirmation of the federalism concept by restoring certain rights of state governments; the empowerment of the people's voice in line with the concept of 'shura' (consultation) and democratic practices; and the improvement on the effectiveness of social support system for the needy.
"The manifesto will be launched on Sunday at Majlis Syarahan Perdana (premier lecture) which will be delivered by Gagasan chairman (Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang). It (the event) will be participated by other Gagasan leaders at the Astana Banquet Hall, Cyberjaya at 8.30 pm," he told a media conference after the PAS Central Monthly Meeting at the party's headquarters here today.
Also present were PAS vice-president Idris Ahmad and secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.....