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Cabinet did not approve GST on 60 new food items, insists Johari

In explaining the about-turn, he says any new items to be taxed must first be approved by cabinet.
  Alyaa Azhar

Johari: Report on Budiman Committee is misleading

Second finance minister says committee to oversee 1MDB rationalisation has served out its purpose, and not dismantled. 
  Bernama

Johari denies contradicting Najib over 1MDB-IPIC settlement

He adds that the PAC can write to him for the letter on Aabar BVI's ownership.
  Kow Gah Chie

Johari told to publish letter claiming to prove Aabar BVI is IPIC's

PKR veep Rafizi says it is odd for the BVI's registrar to reveal such info.

Johari must explain the US$3.51b already paid to IPIC

MP SPEAKS | Is agreeing to pay US$7.01 billion for a US$3.5 billion loan the 'responsible' thing to do? 
  Tony Pua

I’m not involved in 1MDB settlement talks, clarifies Johari

‘It is being done by 1MDB with PMO’s officers,’ says the finance minister II.
  Geraldine Tong

Johari 'treats' his constituents to motorcycle driving licences

The Titiwangsa MP 'sponsors' RM100 to 335 people who passed their motorcycle driving tests. 

March inflation of 5.1pct due to petrol price, says Johari

Second finance minister however says core inflation was still stable at 2.5 percent.
  Kow Gah Chie

Finance Minister II: Fuel price still reasonable, mechanism stays

Putrajaya has plans if crude oil prices really hits US$100, says Johari Abdul Ghani.
  Alyaa Azhar

Johari clarifies rent-for-now proposal

COMMENT | Finance Minister II explains that he is proposing for those who can't afford properties now to hold off until they can afford to.
  Johari Abdul Ghani

Rent, instead of buying properties, minister tells the young

UPDATED 4.11PM | Johari tells them to take the plunge when they are financially prepared to purchase a house.
  Alyaa Alhadjri

Petrol discount rule to avoid price war, says minister

UPDATED 4.40PM | Johari Abdul Ghani also points to the issue of supplies in remote areas.
  Ariv Chelvam & Annabelle Lee

Inflation to fall when petrol prices drop? Not so simple

YOURSAY | ‘There was much less inflation when oil prices were much higher.'
  Yoursay

Johari: Additional allocation for EC not for redelineation purposes

Second finance minister says RM62.78m was used to hold elections in Sarawak, K Kangsar and Sg Besar.  
  Alyaa Azhar

Thanks, but no thanks - Johari declines Pua's offer

In turning down the dinner invitation, minister also cites a video where Pua answers if Guan Eng should go on leave.
  Kow Gah Chie

Pua offers Johari a chance to knock out 1MDB's chief critics

Finance minister II is offered an hour to state his case at a fund-raising dinner for Petaling Jaya Utara voters.

Inflation will ease when petrol prices drop, says Johari

Too early to discuss the need to revive abolished subsidy for RON 95, says the second finance minister.
  Kow Gah Chie

Pua, keep on rattling the cage until we get answers

YOURSAY | ‘It is high time the gov’t extricates its head from the sand and face the real world.’
  Yoursay

Johari, the rakyat will not give 1MDB a rest

YOURSAY | ‘So your job is to clean up 1MDB but there’s no need for the culprits to be caught and charged?’
  Yoursay

How can 1MDB settle loans with neither assets nor income?

YOURSAY | ‘And strangely, Jho ‘Eric Tan’ Low, and their principals cannot be found.’
  Yoursay

Open letter to second finance minister

COMMENT | Do you not think that to 'serve the nation', we must work to revive our heavily-tarnished global reputation?
  Tony Pua

Sparks fly over 'is Najib a suspect in 1MDB probes' poser

PARLIAMENT | Minister brands this a 'stupid question', while MP brands minister 'stupid'.
  Zikri Kamarulzaman

Give it a rest, says Johari in open letter to Tony Pua

COMMENT | 'I am sure that the folks of Petaling Jaya Utara elected you as their MP to do better things than just being obsessed with 1MDB.'
  Johari Abdul Ghani

Johari, declassify audit report if 'nothing wrong' found in 1MDB

MP SPEAKS | Why did the auditor-general hide the report from 'leaks' if he couldn't find anything specifically wrong?
  Tony Pua

'How to press charges over 1MDB when gov't refuses to get full picture?'

Pua says not only the gov’t made no effort to investigate, it had also blocked all attempts to probe the crime.

Johari: We can't press charges on 1MDB without a full picture

The second finance minister says whatever has been made public about 1MDB is only half the story.

Pua slams Johari over 1MDB-MOF debts 'explanation'

MP says no finance minister would argue the operating debts of a subsidiary is not in the parent company’s books.

Guan Eng moots two ways for Putrajaya to abolish GST

Putrajaya won't need GST if there is an open tender system and a clean government, says Penang CM.
  Susan Loone

Johari wants proof gov't expenses lost through leakages

UPDATED 3.17PM | PARLIAMENT | He wants former auditor-general Ambrin Buang to show him figures to back his claims on leakages.
  Zikri Kamarulzaman

Johari: Gov't spent RM593m subsidising tolls

UPDATED 3.06PM | PARLIAMENT | The amount was spent to subsidise toll rates that were not raised, says the second finance minister.
  Zikri Kamarulzaman
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