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Kedah MB admits to unkept promises


PRESSING NEED: State has yet to provide affordable housing

 ALOR STAR:   KEDAH Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak has admitted that the state goverment had failed to fulfil  some promises contained in the Kedah Pakatan Rakyat's 2008 general election manifesto.

One of these promises was the pressing need to provide affordable housing, especially low-cost units.

Azizan had, on several occasions, admitted his Pas-led state government's failure to build such units.

He said there were some promises that took longer to honour.

"Whatever we have yet to honour, we will include them in the Kedah Pakatan Rakyat manifesto for the 2013 general election.

"We will honour them after we are returned to power."

Azizan said there would be a separate manifesto for Kedah but it would be tailored after the one announced for Pakatan at the national level two days ago.

Meanwhile, Kedah Gerakan Youth chief Tan Ken Liang said apart from the failure to provide more low-cost housing, the state government had caused unnecessary inconvenience by raising water tariffs by almost 100 per cent and raising the fees at state-owned Kolej University Insaniah.

He said the state had also failed to honour its word to practise open tenders in awarding projects, abolish the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), provide free university education and reform laws to regulate logging activities.

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