Moody's: GST removal will cause revenue loss unless offsetting measures in place

The ratings agency adds that GST had successfully reduced M'sia’s reliance on oil-related revenue.

S’wak DAP: Fulfilling zero percent GST signals Harapan’s sincerity

Abdul Aziz Isa hopes rakyat will give the government ample time to fulfil other election pledges.
  JM Joseph

Umno's Puad says with GST, 17k political appointees' jobs could be saved

He calls the slashing of the politically-linked contract workers as 'cruel' and blames the GST cut.

Yoursay: Will economy tank with zero-rated GST?

YOURSAY | ‘Well, we have to take that risk. We did that in 1998 and we survived…’

Matta lauds move to reduce GST rate

The travel association says the move will boost the domestic travel industry. 

Think tank predicts wider fiscal deficit for Malaysia

Rising oil prices and SST will not make up for the loss of GST revenue, says BMI Research.

Bank Negara expects prices to decline after GST reduction

Its Governor Muhammad Ibrahim says the authorities must ensure that businesses pass the benefit to the public at large.

Review the GST - but don't abolish it

LETTER | I would recommend that the gov't maintains GST but reassess its implementation mechanism.
  Darshan Singh

Putrajaya: Fiscal reforms are underway

Gov't to plug shortfall from 0pct GST by becoming more efficient and plugging leakages.

New govt needs time, says Rafidah

Policy measures, such as abolishing tolls and GST, cannot be done overnight, says former minister. 

Zero percent GST beginning June - Finance Ministry

UPDATED 5.22pm | The removal of GST is part of the new Harapan government's manifesto.  

Dr M instructs gov't to halt GST, impose fixed petrol price

Any excess GST collected will be refunded, he says.
  Kow Gah Chie

Abolish GST but will prices return to pre-GST levels?

LETTER | Logically, no more GST and the presence of petrol subsidies should decrease business costs.
  Winston Way

Zeti: M'sia can meet revenue requirement without GST

It can be done by increasing the efficiency of the public sector and avoiding wastage, she adds.

Kuok may not come to M'sia, shares views from Hong Kong

EXCLUSIVE | Council of elders' spokesperson says this is because the 95-year-old billionaire is 'very frail'.
  Norman Goh

Statement on GST abolition fake, says PM's aide

UPDATED 4.13PM | The viral message claiming to be from the Finance Ministry that GST has ended is not authentic.

Daim: Abolishing GST, reinstating fuel subsidies won't affect economy

He says the team of eminent persons would take pertinent steps to restore the confidence of investors.

Abolishing GST won't be easy, but Harapan can't back down

COMMENT | Reverting back to SST could cause major disruptions to the market.
  Wong Teck Chi

'I want to see how Harapan abolishes GST'

GE14 | Hamzah Zainuddin blames public sentiments against the tax as a contributor to BN's defeat. 
  Zulaikha Zulkifli

Wahid warns of more taxes, reduced spending if GST abolished

GE14 | PNB chair also believes this could result in a credit ratings downgrade for M'sia.

'GST mooted during Daim’s time, but only Najib dared implement it’

GE14 | Mustapa says gov't at the time decided to implement the tax, but didn't have the courage to do so.

Harapan meets up with Kerinchi urban poor, decries GST

GE14 | Last night’s session at a futsal court surrounded by people’s housing programme flats attracted a big crowd.
  Annabelle Lee

BN strategist: Daim's GST U-turn a case of forked tongue politics

GE14 | Eric See-To refers to a video from 2014 which shows the ex-finance minister giving the thumbs up for the tax.

Yoursay: Scrapping GST may not bring prices down but…

YOURSAY | At least, it will not keep spoon-feeding Mr and Mrs PM.’

After 3 years, GST saved billions lost in SST - analyst

UKM professor says the public now understands that GST helps the country’s economy. 

GST does not burden the people: Mohd Irwan

He points out that it is not imposed on basic food items such as rice, sugar and cooking oil.

Abolishing GST makes ringgit and sense for Muar traders

VOXPOP | Harapan’s promise has been roundly criticised by some, but others are looking forward to it.
  Zikri Kamarulzaman

Ex-finance minister Daim criticises GST relief for China firm

'What is the reason? To reduce cost. Then the people will ask, what about my cost? I am also suffering.'

With oil prices going up, shouldn’t GST be going down?

LETTER | The GST was initially sold as a way to make up for the drop in oil prices.
  Ooi Heng, KPRU

GST: Relief for some, burden for the rest

COMMENT | Why we keep giving China concession after concession is a mystery.
  Dennis Ignatius
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