Anwar: Nationwide Protest if Central Government Implements GST


SHAH ALAM, 6 Oct: A nationwide protest will be held if the Central Government implements the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system in the 2014 Budget which will be announced on 25 October at the House of Representatives.

Opposition Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) strongly opposed any effort by the Umno-BN government to implement the GST which would only burden the people.

“The government has already increased the price of petrol. This GST will take a toll on the people,” said Anwar quoted from The Star Online.

Previously, the Pakatan Rakyat leader stressed that the Central Government would Previously, the leader of the People’s Alliance Federal Government insists the potential to save RM28 billion if successfully address leakages, inefficient management and corruption backed Auditor General’s Report.

The Central Government does not need to implement the GST which burdens the people if it is capable of reducing expenditure and eradicating corruption.

About 85 percent of the people in this country do not earn a decent income to enable them to pay taxes.

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