Experts: Scrapping GST ‘economically nonsensical’

Annabelle Lee

Modified 14 Jul 2017, 10:50 am

Experts have branded Pakatan Harapan’s plan to abolish the goods and services tax (GST) as “economically nonsensical”, and questioned the feasibility of doing so.

Past midnight yesterday, newly-appointed Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced the idea as part of the opposition coalition's to-do list within 100 days of taking power.

Academician Firdaos Rosli questioned its feasibility.

“It is nonsensical. Economically nonsensical," said Firdaos, who is director of Economics, Trade and Regional Integration at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia...

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