At a recent talk on the GST, I asked those present what they thought “GST” stood for. Most of those present responded, “Goods and Services Tax”. Then, I showed them a cartoon by Zunar which described GST as “Golfing, Shopping,...
Photo credit: PSM Operations Room, Sungai Siput http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45dZZdOV_W8 So Jeyakumar Devaraj of Parti Sosialis Malaysia has finally triumphed over S Samy Vellu. When I spoke to him early this morning, he sounded tired but happy. It had been a long, long...
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t watch Najib’s Budget 2016 speech. I thought it would be too painful to listen to. Not just because of the bad news but because of the thought of what could/might have...
Who cares what Fitch thinks? Why have the media been giving so much publicity to rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Group (the so-called Big Three)? On 20 January 2015, Fitch rating agency said it...
This is a good question, especially now that the government plans to introduce GST, which will add and spread the tax burden to everyone. Instead of a regressive tax like the GST, what we need is a progressive tax...

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