消费税和汽油涨价

LCT Sg Buloh

最近柴油、汽油涨价和明年即将实行的消费税,政府给的理由是国家财务不好,要减赤字。但两个措施根本没有体恤小市民的生活。

国阵政府不愿意认真打击贪污,没有认真抓老虎和大鲨鱼,让贪污者逍遥法外,更让国库继续穿洞。

明年开始实行的消费税,各族的马来西亚人都受苦,尤其是做小商贩的,赚更少钱。国阵用一贯的种族思维谈消费税。马华跟华人讲实行消费税后,马来人也要交税,不会只是由华人负担;巫统则跟马来人说,消费税可以让华人不会逃税。

但是,许多华裔商家的顾客除了华人之外,也有很多马来人、印度人。如果每个人因为消费税和燃油起价而省钱,不买东西。做生意的会不会很惨?经济是全民的,没有所谓马来人、华人经济。

因此,我呼吁政府最低限度聆听民意,至少展延消费税。

-在双溪毛糯民主行动党晚宴上(10月4日)的演讲。其他出席的党和民联领袖有潘俭伟、郭素沁、萨阿里、黛安娜等。

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