GST - Horses’ Mouths – 2 February 2015

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GST

As you are aware, Malaysia's new goods and services tax come into force today. I suppose we could argue that if it coincides the halal gathering that we have today it makes GST halal as well, I suppose I would like to claim that. In fact it does. It's been issued by National Fatwa Body that GST is in fact halal.

Najib Razak, Prime Minister, defending the goods and services tax today, by saying it is "halal" (permissable) and in accordance with fatwa

 

Don’t want to pay GST? Live on the moon. All governments operate by taxing the people, including the Kelantan government.

Nawawi Ahmad, Langkawi MP, calling those who refuse to pay the goods and services tax to move to the moon

 

Permatang Pauh by-election

Accordingly, pursuant to Article 54 (1) of the Federal Constitution the seat is now 'contingently' vacant.

Abdul Ghani Salleh, Election Commission secretary, reacting to news that Permatang Pauh incumbent, Anwar Ibrahim had been disqualified as a Member of Parliament after the Pardons Board rejected a petition for a royal pardon sought by the Opposition leader's family over his sodomy conviction

 

The decision was made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. We have to respect the decision.

Muhyiddin Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister, calling all quarters to respect the Pardons Board decision rejecting the petition for a royal pardon from Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim

 

That won't affect our cooperation. We will continue on and work together to ensure that PKR retains the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat. The issue with Hadi will not distract us from this.

Mahfuz Omar, PAS information chief, expressing his hope to see PAS and DAP working together in the by-election

 

1MDB’s IPO

CIMB has been informed by the ministry of finance that the ministry has decided not to consider a sale of Edra to strategic investors and as such, CIMB's services as adviser to the potential sale are no longer required.

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, stating that it is no longer advising on the sale of power firm Edra Global Energy Bhd, owned by indebted state fund 1MDB, to strategic investors

 

Pakatan Rakyat’s all-black attire in Perak state assembly

As a ruler, it is not easy for the sultan to express his unhappiness but we understood what the sultan implied and there is no need to ask if he was offended or not.

Zambry Abdul Kadir, Perak Menteri Besar, on the antics of the opposition assemblymen who attended opening of the Perak legislative assembly session in black attire two days ago

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