BAGAN DATOH, Feb 15 Bernama) -- The Barisan Nasional's (BN) general election manifesto which will be announced soon by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, promises continued prosperity for the people.
Deputy Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this was based on the recent launching of the multi-billion ringgit regional development corridor projects which would be implemented following BN's victory in the general election this coming March 8.
"It is unlikely if another government comes into power, it will continue with the development projects. So, the people need to translate the government's commitment to continue the projects into votes for BN candidates in the coming elections.
"If the opposition is chosen to lead the nation, it will not support the economic development corridor plans," he said after opening the annual general meeting of the Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Nipah Baruh Parent-Teacher Association here Friday.
He said the 13-point manifesto was not mere promises of the BN but a sign of early preparations of what the BN government would undertake in the interest of the people and nation.
Zahid said the coming general election attracted much attention from foreign investors judging from the sharp rise in Bursa Malaysia's index to 21 points following the dissolution of Parliament on Wednesday.
"The foreign investors are aware of Malaysia's transparent election process, with the Election Commission as well as an independent body monitoring the polls in 222 parliamentary seats throughout the country," he added.