of the HARAPAN Action Plan
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The repeated pressures on the rakyat, beginning with the COVID-19 pandemic, have reached a peak with the alarming increase in the price of goods. To relieve the Rakyat’s burden, HARAPAN is committed to eliminating cartels, ensuring sufficient supplies of food products and increasing the workforce in agriculture to guarantee food security.
Malaysia’s worsening position in the Corruption Perception Indeks demonstrates the depths of the scourge of corruption that besets the country, for example in the recent case of littoral combat ships (LCS). We can build a clean and trustworthy system of governance by strengthening the integrity of institutions, safeguarding Parliamentary sovereignty as the core pillar of democracy and guaranteeing media freedom together with the Rakyat’s freedom of expression.
HARAPAN is committed to advancing the skills-based fields of the humane economy to generate new work opportunities for the youth. HARAPAN’s job creation agenda includes initiatives to increase participation in the modern agriculture sector, renewable energy industries, the caregiving sector, creative arts and the sports economy including e-sports, apart from developing the respective ecosystems of these fields.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many vulnerabilities in the national education system. To ensure that there will no longer be any lost generations, HARAPAN will focus on narrowing the gap, improving education quality and creating promising opportunities for the future, for all anak Malaysia.
The massive floods that occurred in both urban and rural areas are clear evidence that climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our society today. HARAPAN will increase the country’s resilience against natural disasters through the adoption of holistic resilience measures that include enhanced assistance for disaster victims based on losses incurred, up to a maximum of RM50,000 per household.
HARAPAN will develop local specialists, which includes addressing the issue of contract healthcare workers in order to deepen the capacity of the public healthcare system. At the same time, we can work to guarantee the continued welfare of healthcare workers, while acknowledging their role as the fulcrum to our collective efforts at improving the quality of national healthcare delivery.
Women make up 48% of Malaysia’s total population, and play an equally critical role as men in nation building. We can end gender inequality and empower the socioeconomic position of women, and in so doing fulfil their potential as key drivers of national development.
The full implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) Report are the catalyst for peace and prosperity in the regions of Sabah and Sarawak, which are critical to any undertaking to develop as one country. Issues of revenue sharing, economic development and 35% allocation of Parliament seats to Sabah and Sarawak will be prioritised by HARAPAN in the spirit of “Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu.”
In Malaysia, there is plenty of room to improve competitiveness in our plural society across geographic location, socioeconomic class, background and ethnicity. Opportunities and the space towards this end must be created through strategic interventions to ensure that no Malaysian, including the vulnerable and PWD (OKU) communities, is left behind in savouring the fruits of national prosperity.