Guan Eng calls the designation of the country as 'nation-state of the Jewish people' cruel and undemocratic.
While Custom's list of tax-exempt goods is yet to be fixed, Guan Eng says such big-ticket items should be removed from it.
Finance minister's figure a smaller sum than the RM18.29 billion the PM hopes to recover.
PARLIAMENT| MCA leader says finance minister's powers diluted since agencies now under Azmin.
Guan Eng says gov't is expecting to collect RM21b from SST compared to RM44b from GST under BN.
PARLIAMENT | SST will not burden the people as much as GST did, says finance minister.
The shortfall from replacing the GST with the SST is estimated to be about RM22 billion.
EXCLUSIVE | 'Is it SOP to blame everything on me whenever they cannot fulfil their manifesto promises?'
He relays to the BBC his suspicion that funds were being funnelled to parties in the previous administration.
According to finance minister, SST bill is expected to be passed in August and implemented in September.
Finance minister promises civilised discussions with defaulters, no more armed office raids by IRB.
'We want investors who can listen to the truth,' the finance minister adds.
UPDATED 10.45AM | Finance minister says total project cost project was whittled down by 47 pct to RM16.63b.
Finance minister says no to Prasarana's request for extra funds unless project cost can be significantly reduced.
DAP leaders are putting the country’s interests ahead of their own, stresses sec-gen.
The suspension of all three projects was made on PM's instruction, says finance minister.
He warns against the Harapan government sending the wrong signal to the people.
MP SPEAKS | It must be reduced significantly to make it viable financially.
The protest was against the minister issuing an official statement in Chinese.
Investors confidence are also bolstered by the Mahathir's assurance of a pro-business environment.
LETTER | The National Language Act 1963/67 allows for the use of translation.
'I don't want to make it into an issue. Sometimes, we make mistakes'.
The Finance Minister says he will continue to use other languages on his social media platform.
Priority must be given to Bahasa Malaysia, Lim Guan Eng told.
Chow Yu Hui says Lim shouldn't be accused of disrespecting the national language, as a statement was also issued in BM.
Ex-Johor MB Khaled Nordin, meanwhile, reminds Guan Eng of his 'I am Malaysian, not Chinese' remark.
He is also criticised by several other commenters who could not understand the language.
UPDATED 1.10PM | Guan Eng says gov't has little choice but to maintain the project, since billions already paid out.
The Euro nation also express full support for the new government's transparency initiative.
YOURSAY | Let us call a spade a spade and work towards expunging the debt.
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