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’

COMMENT | 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?’

Irwan Serigar lodges MACC report on missing GST refunds

He says he wants to get at the truth as the allegations RM18 billion is unaccounted for is unfounded.

Manufacturers' group: Gov't should settle GST refunds before SST begins

Federation of M'sian Manufacturers says its members have yet to receive over RM220m in input tax refunds.

Khairy urges gov't to bring 'GST robbers' to book

UPDATED 7.08PM | An internal probe would not suffice for such a serious claim, says Rembau MP.  
  Shakira Buang

Mustapa urges immediate probe into GST refund theft allegations

Such an allegation tarnishes the images of both the previous government and civil servants, he says.

Guan Eng moots open inquiry to probe GST trust fund

PARLIAMENT | UPDATED 7.04PM | The finance minister says this will allow the people to 'know, check and find out the truth about the case'.
  Koh Jun Lin

Irwan denies GST funds 'stolen', says its all in gov't consolidated accounts

UPDATED 5.58PM | He claims the money was placed in government-consolidated funds and disbursed monthly.

Audit reveals RM18b in GST refunds 'misused' – Guan Eng

UPDATED 9.04PM | PARLIAMENT | He says the total was RM19.4b in May, but just over RM1b is left.
  Kow Gah Chie

GST money paid into consolidated account not 'robbery'

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.'
  An ex-civil servant

No need for GST, SST if gov't follows zakat tax model - PAS

Khairuddin Aman Razali says whether GST or SST, it is a burden to the rakyat who have to deal with rising costs of goods.

Dewan Rakyat passes Service Tax Bill, repeals GST

UPDATED 9.28PM | 'Finally, the bill is dead,' Guan Eng said after tabling the GST repeal bill for the third reading.
  Kow Gah Chie

'A mistake' - Tajuddin likens bid to repeal GST to BN's fate in GE14

PARLIAMENT | Pasir Salak MP equates GST repeal to the 'mistake' of voting out BN government. 

Impose higher tax on nightclubs, gaming centres - Ahmad Maslan

PARLIAMENT | The Pontian MP also urges youths to "whack" the gov't as SST will impact phone bills.
  Kow Gah Chie

In lengthy post, Najib warns of more tax evasion under SST

Ex-PM defends GST, says the country is set to lose its buffer during lean economic periods.

Guan Eng claims BN gov't 'robbed' from GST refunds

UPDATED 9PM | PARLIAMENT | Finance minister says this is why refunds were delayed for up to two years.
  Geraldine Tong

In GST's final days, 'Mat GST’ wants to set the record straight

PARLIAMENT | Ahmad Maslan says GST led to a sale frenzy that reduced prices.
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