PAC using parliamentary language in GST report, says Lim

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    Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, when questioned about the absence of the word "stolen" in the Public Accounts Committee's (PAC) report on the delayed payment of RM19.4 billion in GST refunds, said the panel had adhered to parliamentary language.

    Lim, who previously claimed the GST refunds were "stolen" (rompak), indicated that his position is similar to that of the PAC - that the GST funds were channelled elsewhere in breach of the law and utilised by the previous government when they were meant to have been refunded...

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