KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 – The opposition has been urged to stop confusing Pengkalan Kubor voters by making baseless allegations about the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) on fuel. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said this was because the government had yet to make any decision on whether to impose GST on fuel. “We have explained this matter many times, so why does the opposition still want to play up the issue?” he said in Tumpat today. He said the opposition should not only focus on this as there were many other goods whose tax had been reduced, including clothing and electrical items. “Why are they looking at GST from one angle only? They should mention the items with lower taxes.” The Pengkalan Kubor by-election on Thursday will see a three-cornered fight among Barisan Nasional’s Mat Razi Mat Ail, PAS candidate Wan Rosdi Wan Ibrahim and independent candidate Izat Bukhary Ismail Bukhary. It is being held following the death of the three-term assemblyman, Datuk Noor Zahidi Omar of BN, on August 20.
Credit : The Malaysian Insider