Provide a fixed allocation of RM 60 million a year in the first term of administration for Chinese rural areas and new villages.
Pakatan Harapan May 10, 2018
A group that is often forgotten by UMNO and Barisan Nasional is the Chinese living in rural areas and in new villages. Pakatan Harapan is aware of the challenges they face and has their welfare at heart. New villages and Chinese fishing villages are an important part of Malaysia's historical and cultural landscape. Most of these villages, especially those located in rural areas, suffer from exodus of its young people to the cities due to the lack of economic and employment opportunities there. Today there are more than 600 new settlements in Malaysia, of which over 450 were formed during the emergency period in Malaya. The Pakatan Harapan Government will provide a fixed allocation of RM 60 million a year (which is three times more than what was allocated by UMNO and Barisan Nasional) in our first term of administration. Spending will be on infrastructure improvements such as roads, community halls and other public spaces. Funds will also be channelled to help villagers obtain land titles so that they can renovate their property. The main element of this fund is that the community itself will determine how to spend the money.