UPDATED 5PM | PARLIAMENT | This was enabled by a special payout from Petronas, says Guan Eng.
The department will also implement a bank guarantee as an option for GST-registred companies.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng clarifies figures concerning arrears by previous gov't.
LETTER | The previous government had engineered an economy model that had confiscated much from the people.
However, Ronald Kiandee refuses to divulge whether PAC found any wrongdoing in the matter.
PARLIAMENT | This after Johari Abdul says that only those who do not go to the market themselves would not realise the price reduction.
COMMENT | Budget 2019 shows the new government understands that empathy is crucial in managing the economy.
UPDATE 1AM: Kenanga Investment Bank economic research chief hopes that the country can one day bring back GST.
UPDATED 12:27PM | Ex-Treasury sec-gen Irwan Serigar Abdullah will also be called before the parliamentary committee.
But analysts predict that the rate will not continue moderating due to the introduction of the SST.
Finance minister has yet to respond to rebuttals over missing funds and project costs, says ex-PM.
65,551 units sold in August, compared to 51,716 from the year before, says M'sian Automotive Association.
This comes after the former prime minister complained of having to pay the six percent tax when for a pau recently.
With SST kicking in, most models are between one and three percent cheaper, says its managing director.
Dr M says the unpaid GST input tax refunds has given the impression GST can raise more money.
The 13-second clip posted by Johari shows DAP rep claiming prices of goods would go down.
Finance Minister says assent given last Friday after bills passed both houses of Parliament.
If Najib did not give approval, former Treasury sec-gen should be held responsible, he adds.
UPDATED 5.14PM | He 'regrets' statement by Dr M that BR1M payments will be reduced before being stopped.
Customs Department says it should be finalised next week, as the gov't plans to start imposing SST on Sept 1.
The statement is recorded under Section 409 of the Penal Code, relating to criminal breach of trust.
PARLIAMENT | Unable to provide an assurance, he says 'we can plan, but only God can determine'.
PARLIAMENT | Ong Chong Swen says Sales Tax Bill will come into force regardless of the Senate's objections.
The usual practice is to give thanks for and debate Agong’s speech for a session's first few days.
COMMENT | Soft drinks that cut their sugar content level can perhaps be exempted from the tax.
Kerajaan sedang mempertimbangkan pelaksanaan cukai baru, termasuk cukai soda.
QUESTION TIME | Pray tell us, how the government is going to raise the money.