PEKAN : The government has always strive to
change the living standards of the rakyat,
regardless of where they live, Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.
The rakyat, whether they are in the rural or
urban areas, must all be able to benefit
from the country's progress, he said.
Najib said this at the launch of the
government's poverty eradication project in
He said participants of this project will
see their income increased to between
RM3,000 and RM5,000 monthly by 2020.
He said since the launch of the project in
2009, they families which used to earn an
average RM500 montly, now get over RM1,000.
The Pekan Agropolitan project, implemented
by the East Coast Economic Region
Development Council (ECERDC) has transformed
the lives of 415 poor families, he said.
The project's third site in Tanjung Batu
involved the participation of 213 families,
who were selected among the hardcore poor in
the Pekan district.
The first two were launched in 2009 and 2011
which focused on Dorper sheep rearing as
their primary economic activity while the
Tanjung Batu project is on oil palm
Najib said the Tanjung Batu families had
since October moved into their new homes
built by ECERDC and are currently working at
a 1,352ha oil palm plantation.
He said another 100 Orang Asli families
would be selected to take part in another
project in Pekan.
Later, Najib visited BN
operations centre at Nenasi polling district
(PDM) here and centres in Tanjung Batu,
Merchong, Landai and Sungai Miang.
He also advised the voters to be wary of
lies that could divide them.
"We must be united as a team against the
lies being spread around to distract us. We
must also show that Pekan is a formidable BN
stronghold," he said.
His arrival was greeted by enthusiastic BN
workers and voters who also shouted "Hidup
BN, hidup Najib" (long live BN, long live
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