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Pakatan Rakyat strongly opposes GST and will try to stop it from being passed in Parliament. - Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
BUTTERWORTH: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has threatened nationwide protests if the goods and services tax (GST) is imposed following the coming Budget announcement.
“Pakatan Rakyat strongly opposes GST and will try to stop it from being passed in Parliament. Now is not the time to impose GST as it will heavily burden the rakyat. If the Government still wants to carry on with it, we will organise nationwide protests,” said Anwar, adding that the Federal Government wanted to impose GST because it was running short of funds, which he claimed was proven in the recent Auditor-General’s Report.
“GST will only increase dissatisfaction and take a toll on the rakyat,” he said after a walkabout at the Seberang Jaya market yesterday.
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