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Cheaper cars, subsidies among Harapan's plan to tackle living cost

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Pakatan Harapan tonight unveiled its 138-page manifesto, which among others, detailed the opposition coalition's plan to tackle the rising cost of living, if it captures Putrajaya.

The most well-known pledge is to abolish the Goods and Services Tax (GST), but the manifesto included several other measures not previously publicised.

Among them include a plan to slash the excise tax for those purchasing their first car.

The policy will be for cars under 1,600cc and for those with a household income of no more than RM8,000.

The manifesto also proposed introducing a monthly quota of fuel subsidy to targeted groups...