Anti-GST rally - Horses’ Mouths – 24 March 2015

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Anti-GST rally

We are prepared to stay overnight until we get answers. We have got some plans, you just wait.

S Arutchelvan, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) secretary-general, mulling to spend the night at the Federal Territories Customs Complex if that is what it takes to get answers for their questions regarding the goods and services tax (GST)

 

Why lobster not taxed under GST?

Order from parliament. I just execute.

Abdul Gani Othman, Customs director-general, explaining why sardines are taxed under GST but not lobsters

 

Police report on Ridhuan Tee

I had also written in to the vice-chancellor of UniSZA to record my disappointment with Ridhuan’s writing.

Raja Kamarul Baharin Raja Ahmad Shah, Kuala Terengganu MP, on lodging a police report against controversial writer cum lecturer Ridhuan Tee Abdullah over the latter's column in Sinar Harian last week where he criticised the attitude of the Chinese in Malaysia

 

Pua’s ‘Royal’ tweet

He is being investigated under the Sedition Act, and since the police did not detain or arrest him, the investigation is still under way.

Gobind Singh Deo, Puchong MP, informing the media that Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua is being investigated under the Sedition Act for his angry tweet against the police after the arrest of Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar

 

Censure IGP

Kit Siang will be sending in the letter to Speaker later, against the IGP for acting in contempt of Parliament. The (Rights and Privileges) committee is not only for lawmakers but can also extend to include those outside.

R Sivarasa, Subang MP, announcing that DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang will write Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia to request that the Inspector-General of Police be referred to the Rights and Privileges Committee for arresting Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar for her remarks in Parliament

 

6,000 jobs at MAS

There are 12,000 workers in MAS and if one employee has five children, up to 60,000 people will be affected.

Zainal Rampak, International Transport Workers Federation secretary general, calling on Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to intervene and save 6,000 Malaysia Airlines (MAS) employees from being retrenched in a bid to cut costs

 

Credit card

Some banks may however waive the annual fee upon request.Then in such cases, there will be no GST payable.

Chuah Mei Lin, Association of Banks in Malaysia executive director, announcing that the RM50 service tax would be abolished and credit card holders will have to pay the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the card’s annual fee

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