Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has blasted the opposition for telling Sarawak voters that Putrajaya will increase the Goods and Services Tax (GST) if BN wins in the state election, describing it as “malicious propaganda”.
“I was in Sarawak in these few days to campaign. I heard rumours that the government will be increasing the GST rate after the Sarawak state election.
“I urge the people of Sarawak not to be trapped by the slander and lies of the opposition which has run out of political capital,” he said in a blog posting today.
Najib, who is also Finance Minister, reiterated that his government had no plans to increase the GST rate for now.
He said the rate will be maintained at six percent…..
Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen had previously speculated that the GST rate may increase if BN is given a strong mandate.
Anyone would have imagined that it was not Najib himself who introduced GST and who is now using it to get his government out of a major financial mess.
So, why so outraged that people fear he may well put it up further to cover all the debts created as a result of the stolen billions from 1MDB?
Some of those stolen billions are this very moment being lavished on election bribes and parties in Sarawak, when an honest government would have used the public’s money wisely.
Najib has been proven to have lied and lied and lied again about the money stolen form 1MDB. So, what right has he to become outraged at a prediction that he is not to be trusted on this matter once he has grabbed another ‘victory’ in Sarawak?