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Guan Eng: Harapan can pay BR1M, just follow Penang model

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Questions abound over how the Pakatan Harapan government, if it wins power in the coming general election, will be able to continue paying the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) handouts without money from the goods and services tax (GST).

However, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng insisted that the Harapan government would be able to continue paying the handouts even if it abolishes the GST, which was introduced in 2015.

"Just do what we do in Penang," said Lim, at a press conference in Komtar today.

"It is not true that only by imposing the six percent GST on the people, we can afford to pay BR1M," added Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general...

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