Zeti: We’ll announce how we intend to abolish GST within 100 days

  • Former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz said the government will announce how it will eventually abolish GST before the 100 days are up.
  • “We will announce how we intend to do this, either by zerorising it or in whatever other process it will be done. We will announce the strategy and if it requires any process, it will take time,” she told reporters when met at Sasana Kijang, the centre of knowledge and learning excellence established by BNM, here on 15 May 18.
  • Zeti, who is one of five people sitting on a Council of Eminent Persons to assist the new Pakatan Harapan government, assured that the GST would be abolished.
  • It’s been decided. So now it’s only a matter of how it will be done, for instance if we zerorise it from 6% it will become 0%. We do not know yet how it will be done but it will be done.
  • She said the ultimate objective was to put money in the hands of the middle and lower classes.
  • Zeti does not believe there will be a credit downgrade with the abolishment of GST.
  • (It won’t happen) As long as our fiscal position improves, which is what we are working towards. Fiscal positions can be improved from the revenue side as well, so there will be a reprioritization of projects and there will be efforts to increase government efficiency and reduce wastage in the public sector.

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