Anwar Ibrahim mempersoal dari mana datangnya idea isi kandungan manifesto BN kalau bukan ditiru dari manifesto Pakatan Rakyat.
“Hari ini, BN bentang manisfesto, apa dia kata, harga kereta akan turun. Aikk? Dia (Umno BN) belajar dari siapa?
“Kemudian, semua permit akan diberi kepada pemandu teksi. Aikkk? Baru sekarang tahu? Kalau betul Najib percaya permit teksi patut diberi, pasal apa 50 tahun tak bagi?” katanya.
Ketua Umum KEADILAN itu berkata demikian pada ceramah depan lebih 10,000 orang di Jeli, Kelantan malam tadi selepas menyampaikan tazkirah di Masjid Geluk, Pasir Mas.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak pada malam sama membentang manifesto BN yang menyerupai manisfesto Pakatan sekalipun pemimpin Umno lantang mengkritiknya sebelum ini.
Paling ketara, pengumuman harga kereta diturunkan antara 20 hingga 30 peratus sedangkan Pakatan sudah lama mempromosi kempen ‘Turun Harga Kereta’.
Pakatan sudah lama berjanji memberi permit individu kepada pemandu teksi berikutan ia selama ini dibolot pemimpin Umno BN.
Pakatan membentang ‘Manifesto Rakya’ di konvensyen pada 27 Februari lalu dengan memberi tumpuan kepada kebajikan seluruh lapisan masyarakat.
Pada ceramah sama, Anwar percaya Najib tidak akan melaksanakan manisfeto BN sebaliknya hanya bertujuan meraih sokongan dan undi pada PRU 13.
“Dia (Najib) tidak akan lakukan. Sebab itu, saya minta kawan-kawan, ambil keputusan bijak. Sekarang patut (su)dah buat keputusan (undi Pakatan),” katanya.-keadilandaily
Pakatan: BN took a leaf from our manifesto...
According to PAS secretary-general Mustafa Ali, PAS has identified at nine issues in which BN had borrowed from the Pakatan manifesto published in February.
He told a press conference today that the wordings may be different, but ideas were essentially the same.
Among others, Mustafa pointed out that BN's promise to review the national automative policy to gradually reduce car prices by between 20 to 30 percent, was not original.
Pakatan had promised to gradually remove car excise duties with the intention to totally remove the tax in order to have a competitive automotive industry.
On BN's promise of 20 percent special payments for oil producing states, Mustafa said that this was again similar.
Pakatan had promised in their manifesto to increase oil royalty payments from 5 percent currently, to 20 percent.
"These are just a few examples of how several of our ideas appeared in the BN manifesto. It is not a coincidence, but it is plagiarism," he said.
PKR: No real reforms from BN
Meanwhile, PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar said the BN manifesto pales in comparisan to Pakatan’s in terms of outlining proper reforms.
"This is plagiarism in its clear definition. Their manifesto is populist, but misses out on the more important points, which are fundamental reforms," she said after a free health screening event in Pantai Dalam.
In comparison, Nurul Izzah said Pakatan had properly outlined how it will eradicate corruption and break monopolies.
“Our manifesto is about curbing the problems at the very cause,” she said.
The BN manifesto had stated that more courts would be established specifically to hear more graft cases.
What about GST?
She pointed out that the manifesto had left out any mention of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which is expected to be implemented after the general election.
"They should have made the announcement in the manifesto. We know they plan to implement the GST, but where is the GST in the manifesto?" she asked.
She said that the GST has already been tabled in the Parliament and that the MPs come across the Bill before.
"It has always been on the top of a stack of Bills but it was never debated. BN should be clear in their intentions with regards to the GST," she said.-malaysiakini