However, this turned out to be a broken promise as about nine people-friendly policies have either been scrapped or put on the back-burner.
- 3,000 applications from residents of new and planned villages to convert their land titles from leasehold to freehold cancelled.
- 817 elected village headmen had their term of office terminated. The village chiefs have since filed a suit in the Ipoh High Court to be reinstated.
- The proposal to change the octagon Yak Tack Seng market along Jalan Osbone into a tourist centre scrapped.
- The uniform one-coupon parking system for vehicles, and at a discounted rate from April, for the whole state did not see daylight.
- The proposed RM38 million new bus terminal at Meru Raya in Jelapang grounded.
- The open-tender policy for approving government contracts, land and logging concessions reverted to the old system of closed tenders.
- The giving state land to religious schools and Chinese independent schools also scrapped.
- The policy of giving RM1,000 to the dependents of senior citizens who die too has been buried.
- The process of legalising the 134 new villages put on hold.
Nga also took to task Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for his “makan angin” trip during his one-day visit to Ipoh on Thursday while the country was facing the worst economic crisis in history.
“He just comes to eat, drink and takes a walk to meet the people in Little India. He can utilise this precious time to plan how to overcome the economic crisis and bring the nation back to a sound economic footing,” he added.