KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 – Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders today accused Barisan Nasional (BN) of copying from their election manifesto that was launched more than a month ago, and added that the ruling pact’s promises of more cash handouts would not fix flaws in the country’s system.
PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali said that many items in the BN manifesto launched yesterday had been copied from PR’s manifesto.
“What was presented by BN has many similarities, not a coincidence but taken from PR,” he said today.
His colleague Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad pointed out that the similarities in BN’s manifesto – including lower car prices – proved that PR’s electoral promises were actually feasible.
The PAS strategist then attacked BN’s cash handout scheme to the low-income group under the Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysia (BR1M) initiative, saying: “BR1M is the people’s money, not BN.” MI.