RM20.7bil to drive the economy

Eye on the price: A worker showing the new price for a jar of Raya biscuits at Sunshine Farlim Shopping Mall, Penang.

PUTRAJAYA: Fresh from cutting railway projects amounting to more than RM100bil, the Government announced measures that will put some RM20.7bil into the hands of people to drive the economy.

The primary contributor to increasing the disposable income of ordinary people will come from the lifting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) starting from today and replacing it with the Sales and Services Tax from Sept 1.

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