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.
COMMENT | 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?’
He says he wants to get at the truth as the allegations RM18 billion is unaccounted for is unfounded.
Federation of M'sian Manufacturers says its members have yet to receive over RM220m in input tax refunds.
UPDATED 7.08PM | An internal probe would not suffice for such a serious claim, says Rembau MP.
Such an allegation tarnishes the images of both the previous government and civil servants, he says.
PARLIAMENT | UPDATED 7.04PM | The finance minister says this will allow the people to 'know, check and find out the truth about the case'.
UPDATED 5.58PM | He claims the money was placed in government-consolidated funds and disbursed monthly.
UPDATED 9.04PM | PARLIAMENT | He says the total was RM19.4b in May, but just over RM1b is left.
LETTER | 'The finance minister is taking advantage of the people's lack of knowledge of how gov't finances work in order to make a completely false political attack.'
Khairuddin Aman Razali says whether GST or SST, it is a burden to the rakyat who have to deal with rising costs of goods.
UPDATED 9.28PM | 'Finally, the bill is dead,' Guan Eng said after tabling the GST repeal bill for the third reading.
PARLIAMENT | Pasir Salak MP equates GST repeal to the 'mistake' of voting out BN government.
PARLIAMENT | The Pontian MP also urges youths to "whack" the gov't as SST will impact phone bills.
Ex-PM defends GST, says the country is set to lose its buffer during lean economic periods.
UPDATED 9PM | PARLIAMENT | Finance minister says this is why refunds were delayed for up to two years.
PARLIAMENT | Ahmad Maslan says GST led to a sale frenzy that reduced prices.
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