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February 22, 2014 8:39 AM Putrajaya confusing Malaysians about GST, says NGO

The Oppressed People's Network (Jerit) refuted Husni’s remarks that those earning RM2,000 a month would only pay RM15.06 of tax because of the GST. “The finance minister appears to try to confuse the people with his statement,” Jerit Coordinator E. Parames said in a statement yesterday. At a GST forum on Thursday, Husni gave an example that a Malaysian 32

February 16, 2014 12:56 AM Weighing up current diets

OPINION: I am no fan of formal diets. That's because almost every diet restricts or bans something, from individual foods to entire food groups. Restriction and rules mess with our heads. We feel deprived; what's allowed and not allowed takes on far greater importance than it should. The best case scenario is that we rebel and break the diet. The worst 56

January 2, 2014 7:30 AM GST to be set at 6% for a long period, says Customs – Bernama

The goods and services tax (GST), which will be introduced at 6%, will likely be adopted for a long period of time, said Royal Malaysian Customs Department Director of Internal Tax Division, Subromaniam Tholasy.He said the government has no plans to raise the rate abruptly because it does not want to shock the rakyat. "I belive the GST, which will replace 46