April 21, 2018
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Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the BN manifesto at Stadium Axiata Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Azinuddin GhazaliBarisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the BN manifesto at Stadium Axiata Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Azinuddin GhazaliKUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has pledged to stimulate the Halal Economy as a growth driver of the country’s economy with an allocation of RM1 billion for the Halal Development Fund.

Najib, who is Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, said the allocation could be utilised by Bumiputera entrepreneurs who also acts as the main driver of the industry.

This is among the promises contained in the Barisan Nasional (BN) Manifesto for the 14th General Election (GE14) with the theme ‘With BN, For A Greater Nation’ unveiled by Najib here today.

These include:

Stimulating the Halal Economy as a growth driver of the country’s economy, with an allocation of RM1 billion through the Halal Development Fund.


  • Banners of Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak on display in Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

  • Barisan Nasional supporters arrive at the Axiata Arena before chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the party manifesto in Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

  • Barisan Nasional supporters hold BN flags at the Axiata Arena before chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the party manifesto in Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

  • Barisan Nasional supporters enjoying free food from 100 food trucks at the Bukit Jalil Sports Complex during the launch of the BN manifesto for GE14, April 7, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

  • Barisan Nasional supporters arrive at the Axiata Arena before chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the party manifesto in Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Chu Ten Chong, 74, (holding party flag) and his wife, Awaun Tay, 70, from Pekan arrive at Axiata Arena before chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the party manifesto in Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof

  • Barisan Nasional supporters arrive at the Axiata Arena before chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the party manifesto in Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • A general view shows the main stage before BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the party manifesto in Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Barisan Nasional supporters arrive at the Axiata Arena before chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the party manifesto in Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Barisan Nasional supporters wave BN flags at the Axiata Arena before chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the party manifesto in Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Barisan Nasional president Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrives at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil for the launching of BN manifesto for GE14. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

  • Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) and other party members sing Negaraku during the launch of the Barisan Nasional manifesto at Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks during the launch of Barisan Nasional manifesto at Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) and other party members waves Barisan Nasional flags during the launch of the party manifesto at Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak gestures after the launch of the party manifesto at Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Barisan Nasional supporters gather inside the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil for the launching of BN manifesto for GE14. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

  • Barisan Nasional supporters gather inside the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil for the launching of BN manifesto for GE14. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

  • Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak gestures after the launch of the party manifesto at Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on April 7, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the BN manifesto at Stadium Axiata Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Azinuddin Ghazali

  • Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak launches the BN manifesto at Stadium Axiata Bukit Jalil April 7, 2018. — Picture by Azinuddin Ghazali

Enhancing the contribution of Small and Medium Enterproses (SMEs) to the national economy through digital transformation by providing grants and credit guarantee opportunities to expand access to new international markets.

Supporting food truck businesses by creating special areas for them to do business and instituting programmes for vehicle modification.

Increasing the number of Perbadanan Perwira Niaga Malaysia (PERNAMA) retail outlets for the convenience of armed forces personnel to buy daily necessities at low prices.

Ensuring Malaysia becomes a leader in the global halal industry with Bumiputeras as the main industry drivers.

Integrating data on Bumiputera entrepreneurs who receive government initiatives based on the Teraju Xchange platform.

Building more Urban Transformation Centres (UTC) and Rural Transformation Centres (RTC) throughout the country to improve the efficiency of the government’s delivery system, facilitate public dealing and help small entrepreneurs.

Providing tax incentives and special development funds to encourage leading brands to assist the growth of small enterprises.

Addressing urban poverty by developing business centres for small enterprises and food trucks as well as encouraging urban agriculture.

Introducing the Orang-E portal as a platform for Malaysians to monetise their talents and services in the market.

Continuing efforts to develop the small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector to assist Chinese entrepreneurs by strengthening the role and function of the Secretariat for the Advancement of Malaysian Entrepreneurs (SAME).

Improving the productivity of entrepreneurs, inventors and start-up firms by establishing various facilitation agencies such as PlatCom.

Realising the true potential of the creative industry as a new source of income for the country by expanding platforms and allocating funds for industry practitioners.

Providing the Micro Financing Scheme for Veteran Entrepreneurs (SPMUV) to assist armed forces retires in setting up a business. — Bernama



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