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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...
1400: Some 300 people already outside Pasar Seni for the Workers Day gathering. Many of them are wearing red anti-GST T-shirts or red Bantah GST stickers stuck to their shirts. Three uniformed police personnel have arrived.
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...
That's according to a survey by Merdeka Centre. The results are no real surprise. Merdeka Centre's press release: BANGI –A survey carried among voters in Peninsular Malaysia found that a majority (53%) of them did not understand how the GST...
Was the 1992 blackout across wide swathes of the nation avoidable? Was it to pave the wave for the privatisation of TNB? Selangor Kini, bearing the copyright of the Selangor state government, has published a report about former TNB CEO...
In a major exercise, the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) is reversing the privatisation of rubbish collection and cleaning services, which were outsourced to private contractors during the Mahathir era. The Council is hiring 1800 new workers and investing...
This is the online petition to Najib from the 'Gabungan Bantah Cukai GST Malaysia'. You can sign the form here. Petisyen membantah 6 peratus Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan Saya sebagai rakyat Malaysia dengan kebebasan bersuara seperti yang dijamin...

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