Wednesday, June 08, 2016

PKR,DAP,PAS,....- no clear policies or action plans? How do Malaysians choose?

Political parties generally stand for different things - different policies, strategies and actions > as a comparison, we look at the Labour Party and the Conservaties in UK (see below how specific and comprehensive they are) - so, what about DAP, PKR, PAS, Gerakan, UMNO, Amanah, ...

The problem with Malaysia's political parties, is that the differences are not very clear when it comes to policy and future plans...One wonders whether there really is any significant difference. 

What seem to be offered is simply a NEW SET OF govern Malaysia? And how will they govern, well all they say is that they will govern better...but really, what will be the difference in policy and practice when it comes to what matters...

The worry is that many of these political parties may have just not taken the time to develop ALTERNATIVE policies and strategies...

Hence, the strategy is to just highlight WRONGS and ABUSES OF POWER done by the other party...well, look at the news, all we see is the highlighting of wrongs...

End Result - People just do not have CLEAR CHOICES ...We end up voting not for clear changes in policy and practice of governance... but rather simply a new set of people (or political party) ...and like the BN, the Opposition expects us to just 'TRUST' that the Opposition will do the best for the people - the question is whether there is any change in policy and practice of governance when the Opposition gets into power??

We have an Opposition Coalition government - but then, one wonders how come in practice, the style of administration and policies are different - when it should really be the same? People have to ask questions so that we may at least have maybe 'changes' for the better...


We will require listed companies to report on whether or not they pay the living wage.
We will ban employers from requiring zero-hours workers to be available on the off-chance that they'll be needed.
We will make it easier to start and grow businesses. We'll create a British investment bank that will lend money to new and growing businesses.
We'll support small businesses by cutting business rates for 1.5 million small firms and freezing their energy bills.
Source: Labour party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.
CREATING MORE JOBS by backing small business and enterprise with better infrastructure and lower jobs taxes.
Continuing to back businesses to create jobs - with action on business rates and more help for the high street.
Abolishing the employers' jobs tax on apprenticeships for people under 25 to help more young people get the skills they need.
By reducing red tape, cutting the jobs tax and delivering better infrastructure, we're helping more people set up their own business. And that's creating more jobs, with 1.7 million more people in work since 2010. Every job is another hardworking taxpayer with the security of a pay packet and the opportunity to get on in life.
Tackling tax avoidance by multinational corporations to make taxes fairer and help cut the deficit.
Source: Conservative party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.


Make it illegal for employers to undercut wages by exploiting workers
Introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, paid for by a Bank Bonus Tax
Parents shouldn't face the prospect of taking a job that ends up costing them more than they'll earn. We will give working parents 25 hours of free childcare for three and four-year-olds per week.
We will increase the National Minimum Wage to £8 an hour by the end of the next Parliament to help ensure that those doing a hard day's work are rewarded for doing so.
We will increase fines for employers who fail to pay the minimum wage and give local authorities a role in enforcement.
We will introduce 'Make Work Pay' contracts, giving a tax rebate to those companies that sign up to become living wage employers in the first year of the next Parliament.
We will abolish exploitative zero-hours contracts, with rules introduced to give new rights to employees on zero-hours contracts.
We will create a clear route for the forgotten 50 per cent, with a new gold standard Technical Baccalaureate for 16 to 19-year-olds, with rigorous vocational qualifications, accredited by employers, a high quality work placement and English and maths to 18.
Source: Labour party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.
Help businesses to create two million new jobs, so we achieve full employment.
Give businesses the most competitive taxes of any major economy.
Back small firms with a major business rates review.
Support three million new apprenticeships , so young people acquire the skills to succeed.
We will abolish long-term youth unemployment, and make sure that all young people are either earning or learning.
We will boost apprenticeships and help you secure a good job.
We aim to achieve full employment in the UK, with the highest employment rate in the G7, and we will help businesses create two million jobs over the Parliament.
We strongly support the National Minimum Wage and want to see further real-terms increases in the next Parliament.
We will continue to help smaller businesses take on new workers through the Employment Allowance, which frees businesses from the first £2,000 of employers’ NICs so that a third of employers pay no jobs tax.
We will replace the Jobseeker’s Allowance for 18-21 year-olds with a Youth Allowance that will be time-limited to six months, after which young people will have to take an apprenticeship, a traineeship or do daily community work for their benefits.
It is also not fair that taxpayers should have to pay for 18-21 year-olds on Jobseeker’s Allowance to claim Housing Benefit in order to leave home. So we will ensure that they no longer have an automatic entitlement to Housing Benefit.
We will, in addition, tackle the disproportionate impact of strikes in essential public services by introducing a tougher threshold in health, education, fire and transport.
Industrial action in these essential services would require the support of at least 40 per cent of all those entitled to take part in strike ballots.
The gender pay gap is the lowest on record, but we want to reduce it further and will push business to do so: we will require companies with more than 250 employees to publish the difference between the average pay of their male and female employees.
We also support the Living
Wage and will continue to encourage businesses and other organisations to pay it whenever they can afford it. We will also take further steps to eradicate abuses of workers, such as non-payment of the Minimum Wage, exclusivity in zero-hours contracts and exploitation of migrant workers.
Give those who work for a big company and the public sector a new workplace entitlement to Volunteering Leave for three days a year , on full pay.
Source: Conservative party website, existing manifesto or officially-published policies.

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