No shame in reimplementing GST if it helps Malaysians, says Dr Wee


PETALING JAYA: There is nothing wrong in bringing back initiatives from the previous government if it is for the betterment of the people," says Datuk Dr Seri Wee Ka Siong.

The MCA president said that old initiatives such as the goods and services tax (GST) would be better suited in addressing the country's current economic issues as opposed to the low-value goods (LVG) tax and the increase of the sales and service tax (SST) rate to 8%.

"I feel it is better to reuse GST with improvements to its system and at a reduced rate. Secondly, the government should also complete its subsidy rationalisation for RON95 petrol after it has completed collecting the relevant data.

"It also should be reminded that policies that are due to burden the people should only be implemented after scientific research and in phases. Not spontaneously," he said.

He also urged the government to listen to the cybersecurity criticism from the public regarding the Central Database Hub (Padu).

"It is not wrong if we reuse old policies if it is for the betterment of the people," he said.

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