PM says no plan to raise GST rate

Najib said the current rate of six per cent would be maintained. — Bernama pic
Najib said the current rate of six per cent would be maintained. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today reiterated that the government has no plan to raise the rate of the Goods and Services Tax. 

The Prime Minister said the current rate of six per cent would be maintained.

"As the Prime Minister and Finance Minister, I reiterate that there is no plan at all to raise the GST rate now and that the current rate will be maintained," he said in the latest post on his blog.

Najib, who is helping with the Barisan Nasional election campaign in Sarawak, said he had heard rumours on the GST rate and advised the people not to be taken in by the lies of the opposition parties.

"I advise the people of Sarawak not to be trapped by the slander and lies of the opposition which has no more political capital," he said.

Najib said the BN government was always sincere in wanting to raise the living standards in Sarawak, and added that this was clearly evident through the government commitment to implement development projects such as the toll-free Pan Borneo Highway. — Bernama

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