Month October 2013

GST: Mencukai orang miskin

GST (Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan) kini cuba dihalalkan dengan bahasa yang kabur lagi misteri. Bunyinya sedap, tetapi mengarut. Antara hujahnya, untuk mengimbangi perbelanjaan dan pendapatan, maka kerajaan harus bertindak tegas untuk melaksanakan GST. Harga minyak harus dinaikkan, atau dengan istilah merasionalisasikan subsidi minyak – supaya…

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GST: Killing the golden goose

The proposed goods and services tax (GST) will tax those who can’t afford to be taxed, i.e. 60% of Malaysians who are eligible for BR1M. These are the people who will soon be taxed by the regressive tax, together with the rest of us who…

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Malaysia in 2030

In discussing the issues we face in 2013, it will be instructive for us to find new perspective by looking beyond the horizon to consider the possibilities that 2030 holds. Both Tun Abdullah Badawi who was Prime Minister from October 2003 till April 2009 and…

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