KUALA LUMPUR: The new government needs ample time to re-strategise and implement policy measures which includes the abolition of toll and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), says former International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz. “The least that we can do, right now, is to help the prime minister. Tun Dr Mahathir is on the right track as these are the first few steps, and it is a very long track,” she told Bernama in an interview here today. She pointed out that the GST formula was not right and that’s why people reacted negatively across the board, almost uniformly. The value added tax (VAT) and sales services tax (SST) (introduced years ago) does not entail double counting of the tax at the end, as people would just pay a minimal charge.
Source: New Strait Times May 16, 2018 13:18 UTC