How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright - until you hear them speak.

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

GST Bill passed in Parliament

Highlights from Dr DZulkefly Ahmed's article: GST - Who's the liar, BN or PR?

" is a foregone conclusion that the Barisan Nasional government will pass this Bill regardless. A simple majority is all what it takes to replace the existing Sales and Services Tax (SST), to this new consumption tax i.e. the Goods and Services Tax or the GST."

"When the BN government brags and bandied around, in almost all their advertisements, that because they are gracious and care for the rakyat, they now have replaced two taxes i.e. Sales and Service Tax with 1 (one) tax i.e. the Goods and Services Tax.

Besides, they also claimed that, blissfully ignorant perhaps or downright compulsive liars, while the SST is 16% (Sales-10% and Services-6%), Alas and Behold! is only 6% for GST now!

A deeper reflection on this pathetic lie, wouldn’t allow one to be easily fooled and hoodwinked. If truly the rakyat-cum-people-cum-tax-payers are to be better off with 1 GST than 2 SST and 6% GST than 16% SST, i.e. paying less tax hence generating less income for the government’s coffers, would the government ever entertain to replace the existing tax system? Lying through their teeth!"

"... It is just that in the GST’s negative list system, all ‘Goods and Services’ not in the ‘Exempted and Zero-Rated’ categories, are taxable in GST. While in the older system of SST, all ‘Sales and Services’ are not taxable except what has been listed as taxable."

"...Exactly how long and what items are to be taxed would only be made known when the Gazette is released by the Minister!"

The following graphic from helps us to understand how GST works:


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