Yapeim money - Horses’ Mouths – 17 November 2015

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GST and oil price

There is a study that said that in 2020, the oil price will go up to US$50 to US$60 a barrel... but it depends on the Organisation of Oil Producing Countries (Opec) which meets once in six months. What is happening now is that demand is low compared to production. If Opec makes a decision to reduce production, maybe the oil price will go up. But the assumption is based on speculation. No one will know whether the oil price will go up or down. In the Cabinet, we have not discussed the increase in GST.

Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Second Finance Minister, claiming that Putrajaya has no plans to increase GST although oil prices are expected to dip



Yapeim money

What is the rationale of organising a wedding course for students?

Akmal Nasir, National Oversight and Whistleblowers (NOW) director, claiming in its latest expose that RM290,000 taken from Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (Yapeim) was used to fund a marriage course in Paris, France




Believe me, vape is bad and equal to cigarettes. Vape has a nice smell and its tasty. When you smoke cigarette, you just get the smoke smell. But when you vape, you get a nice smell like strawberry and mango. The good smell is the way to promote the vape products.

Dr Mahathir Mohamed, opining that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette) or vape to be equally harmful as cigarettes



TPPA and medicine prices

However, in the end, all TPP members agreed that the Regulatory Data Protection (RDP) will be at five years. In Malaysia's case, there will be no changes as our current RDP is at five years.

Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) director, insisting that there will be no significant changes in the prices of medicines under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)



Sexy sports attire

You may score marks on the international sports arena but you will not score marks in the afterlife.

Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid, Lumut MP, chiding Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on the current attire worn by athletes in certain sports


We should have guidelines and implement them with regard to athletes' attire.

Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff, Rantau Panjang MP


We have no policy with regard to sporting outfits, but the attire worn must not go against international regulations set up by respective sporting bodies.

Khairy Jamaluddin, Youth and Sports Minister

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