The minister says it’s a normal bond to fund the budget deficit, denies a 1MDB link.
In explaining the about-turn, he says any new items to be taxed must first be approved by cabinet.
Second finance minister says committee to oversee 1MDB rationalisation has served out its purpose, and not dismantled.
He adds that the PAC can write to him for the letter on Aabar BVI's ownership.
PKR veep Rafizi says it is odd for the BVI's registrar to reveal such info.
MP SPEAKS | Is agreeing to pay US$7.01 billion for a US$3.5 billion loan the 'responsible' thing to do?
‘It is being done by 1MDB with PMO’s officers,’ says the finance minister II.
The Titiwangsa MP 'sponsors' RM100 to 335 people who passed their motorcycle driving tests.
Second finance minister however says core inflation was still stable at 2.5 percent.
Putrajaya has plans if crude oil prices really hits US$100, says Johari Abdul Ghani.
COMMENT | Finance Minister II explains that he is proposing for those who can't afford properties now to hold off until they can afford to.
UPDATED 4.11PM | Johari tells them to take the plunge when they are financially prepared to purchase a house.
UPDATED 4.40PM | Johari Abdul Ghani also points to the issue of supplies in remote areas.
YOURSAY | ‘There was much less inflation when oil prices were much higher.'
Second finance minister says RM62.78m was used to hold elections in Sarawak, K Kangsar and Sg Besar.
In turning down the dinner invitation, minister also cites a video where Pua answers if Guan Eng should go on leave.
Finance minister II is offered an hour to state his case at a fund-raising dinner for Petaling Jaya Utara voters.
Too early to discuss the need to revive abolished subsidy for RON 95, says the second finance minister.
YOURSAY | ‘It is high time the gov’t extricates its head from the sand and face the real world.’
YOURSAY | ‘So your job is to clean up 1MDB but there’s no need for the culprits to be caught and charged?’
YOURSAY | ‘And strangely, Jho ‘Eric Tan’ Low, and their principals cannot be found.’
COMMENT | Do you not think that to 'serve the nation', we must work to revive our heavily-tarnished global reputation?
PARLIAMENT | Minister brands this a 'stupid question', while MP brands minister 'stupid'.
COMMENT | 'I am sure that the folks of Petaling Jaya Utara elected you as their MP to do better things than just being obsessed with 1MDB.'
MP SPEAKS | Why did the auditor-general hide the report from 'leaks' if he couldn't find anything specifically wrong?
Pua says not only the gov’t made no effort to investigate, it had also blocked all attempts to probe the crime.
The second finance minister says whatever has been made public about 1MDB is only half the story.
MP says no finance minister would argue the operating debts of a subsidiary is not in the parent company’s books.
Putrajaya won't need GST if there is an open tender system and a clean government, says Penang CM.
UPDATED 3.17PM | PARLIAMENT | He wants former auditor-general Ambrin Buang to show him figures to back his claims on leakages.