UPDATED 12:27PM | Ex-Treasury sec-gen Irwan Serigar Abdullah will also be called before the parliamentary committee.
UPDATED 2.41PM | Johari has been summoned before the PAC in relation to its probe of the purportedly missing GST refunds amounting to RM19.4 billion.
But analysts predict that the rate will not continue moderating due to the introduction of the SST.
Finance minister has yet to respond to rebuttals over missing funds and project costs, says ex-PM.
65,551 units sold in August, compared to 51,716 from the year before, says M'sian Automotive Association.
This comes after the former prime minister complained of having to pay the six percent tax when for a pau recently.
With SST kicking in, most models are between one and three percent cheaper, says its managing director.
Dr M says the unpaid GST input tax refunds has given the impression GST can raise more money.
The 13-second clip posted by Johari shows DAP rep claiming prices of goods would go down.
UPDATED 3.04PM | This is compared to a 3.7 percent inflation rate in 2017.
Finance Minister says assent given last Friday after bills passed both houses of Parliament.
If Najib did not give approval, former Treasury sec-gen should be held responsible, he adds.
UPDATED 5.14PM | He 'regrets' statement by Dr M that BR1M payments will be reduced before being stopped.
Customs Department says it should be finalised next week, as the gov't plans to start imposing SST on Sept 1.
The statement is recorded under Section 409 of the Penal Code, relating to criminal breach of trust.
PARLIAMENT | Unable to provide an assurance, he says 'we can plan, but only God can determine'.
PARLIAMENT | Ong Chong Swen says Sales Tax Bill will come into force regardless of the Senate's objections.
UPDATED 3.26PM | PARLIAMENT | Finance minister says there will be a new price for sugar, a controlled item.
The usual practice is to give thanks for and debate Agong’s speech for a session's first few days.
COMMENT | Soft drinks that cut their sugar content level can perhaps be exempted from the tax.
QUESTION TIME | Pray tell us, how the government is going to raise the money.
QUESTION TIME | There’re grave implications when one cancel a recurrent revenue generator.
The ex-minister also disputes Guan Eng’s claim that there is an RM19.248b shortfall in the trust account.
This after the former PM says the rich would benefit the most from the abolition of GST.
Mahathir says all the gov'ts money is going into covering the hole left behind by the BN gov't.
Minister Lim Guan Eng hopes the abolition of GST and exemption of SST will ease the pressure on house, building prices.
Customs DG's statement proves GST refunds were put into consolidated funds and issued periodically, adds ex-PM.
Kota Melaka MP also wants ex-Treasury sec-gen Irwan Serigar to explain the shortfall.
YOURSAY | ‘Can Treasury sec-gen explain why full GST refund was not given to Customs?’
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