PAC calls up Najib, Guan Eng over 'missing' GST refunds

UPDATED 12:27PM | Ex-Treasury sec-gen Irwan Serigar Abdullah will also be called before the parliamentary committee.

'Impossible' for GST refunds to go missing, says former minister

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.
  Alyaa Alhadjri

August inflation rate lowest since 2015 after GST removal

But analysts predict that the rate will not continue moderating due to the introduction of the SST.

Najib to Guan Eng: I'm still waiting for proof on consolidated fund, ECRL claims

Finance minister has yet to respond to rebuttals over missing funds and project costs, says ex-PM. 

MAA: Vehicle sales rose 26pct during tax holiday

65,551 units sold in August, compared to 51,716 from the year before, says M'sian Automotive Association.

Guan Eng tells Najib to quit 'feigned ignorance' on SST

This comes after the former prime minister complained of having to pay the six percent tax when for a pau recently.

Perodua cars slightly cheaper now compared to GST era

With SST kicking in, most models are between one and three percent cheaper, says its managing director.

PM: SST and actual GST collections not much difference to gov't revenue

Dr M says the unpaid GST input tax refunds has given the impression GST can raise more money. 

Ex-minister shares edited video of Pua, asks if goods cheaper under SST

The 13-second clip posted by Johari shows DAP rep claiming prices of goods would go down.

Finance minister hopes inflation rate will drop to 2pct after SST begins

UPDATED 3.04PM | This is compared to a 3.7 percent inflation rate in 2017.
  Kow Gah Chie & Koh Jun Lin

SST set for September rollout after Agong assents

Finance Minister says assent given last Friday after bills passed both houses of Parliament.

RM19b shortfall: Only finance minister has power to approve - Guan Eng

If Najib did not give approval, former Treasury sec-gen should be held responsible, he adds.  

Najib: BR1M not from 'stolen money', but from rich and tax evaders

UPDATED 5.14PM | He 'regrets' statement by Dr M that BR1M payments will be reduced before being stopped.

SST: Gov't still fine-tuning list of goods, services

Customs Department says it should be finalised next week, as the gov't plans to start imposing SST on Sept 1.
  Kow Gah Chie

Cops record Guan Eng's statement over GST refunds

The statement is recorded under Section 409 of the Penal Code, relating to criminal breach of trust.

Will people be happier with SST? Guan Eng looks to the heavens

PARLIAMENT | Unable to provide an assurance, he says 'we can plan, but only God can determine'.
  Kow Gah Chie

Senator laments ‘unimportance’ of Dewan Negara rejecting SST bills

PARLIAMENT | Ong Chong Swen says Sales Tax Bill will come into force regardless of the Senate's objections.
  Kow Gah Chie

Guan Eng blames monopolies for 'stubborn' prices after GST zero-rating

UPDATED 3.26PM | PARLIAMENT | Finance minister says there will be a new price for sugar, a controlled item.
  Kow Gah Chie

In break from tradition, Senate to debate GST, SST before Agong's speech

The usual practice is to give thanks for and debate Agong’s speech for a session's first few days.  

A soda tax? What a sweet idea

COMMENT | Soft drinks that cut their sugar content level can perhaps be exempted from the tax.
  Zan Azlee

What Guan Eng should do about RM19.4b GST ‘robbery’

QUESTION TIME | Pray tell us, how the government is going to raise the money.
  P Gunasegaram

Gunasegaram should have read the GST Act

It beats me how P Gunasegaram wrote his comments 'Is Guan Eng lying about RM18 million ‘robbery’?' without carefully reading the Goods and Services Tax Act 2014 (the GST Act).
  Hafiz Hassan

Is Guan Eng lying about RM18 billion ‘robbery’?

QUESTION TIME | There’re grave implications when one cancel a recurrent revenue generator.
  P Gunasegaram

Johari lays out how Harapan could continue GST

The ex-minister also disputes Guan Eng’s claim that there is an RM19.248b shortfall in the trust account. 

Lim returns volley, tells Najib poor 'unfairly impacted' by GST

This after the former PM says the rich would benefit the most from the abolition of GST.

'Conditioned by Najib, M’sians now expect free money when the gov't has none left'

Mahathir says all the gov'ts money is going into covering the hole left behind by the BN gov't.
  Geraldine Tong

MOF: No SST for construction services, building materials

Minister Lim Guan Eng hopes the abolition of GST and exemption of SST will ease the pressure on house, building prices.

Najib to Guan Eng: Why did it take 3 months to notice RM18b GST arrears?

Customs DG's statement proves GST refunds were put into consolidated funds and issued periodically, adds ex-PM.

MP urges GST refunds to be settled before SST kicks in

Kota Melaka MP also wants ex-Treasury sec-gen Irwan Serigar to explain the shortfall.

Yoursay: Who is telling the truth on missing GST refund?

YOURSAY | ‘Can Treasury sec-gen explain why full GST refund was not given to Customs?’
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