Cabinet yet to discuss GST - Ahmad Maslan
"I'm not saying there were no discussions. What I'm saying is it has yet to be discussed. There were no discussions on tax such as GST. Nothing was discussed," he told Sinar on Tuesday, when asked whether the government was considering reimplementing GST.
Sinar previously reported that the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) suggesting the government to reestablish the GST to ensure the country’s economy remained sustainable and robust.
Muda vice president Zaidel Baharuddin said the GST system was much more encompassing and transparent compared to the sales and service tax (SST) currently in its place.
He said it was a much more stable source of income for the government and it could reduce the dependence on oil and gas revenue.
A total of 110 officers consisting of 14 clinical service specialists, 14 medical officers, 58 health workers and 23 support workers pose for a photo together after safely arriving at KLIA Terminal 1 on Tuesday - BERNAMA
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (front, left) during an official visit to Saudi Arabia recently. Photo: FB Anwar Ibrahim
Apart from this, the government -- through Miti and its agency the Malaysian Investment Development Authority -- has succeeded in obtaining FDI commitments via trade missions to several countries.