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BN-controlled Senate approves SST bills, repeals GST

PARLIAMENT | The Dewan Negara, which is controlled by BN, has unexpectedly passed the sales and services tax (SST) bills and repealed the goods and services tax (GST). 

The bills were passed through a voice vote.

They were passed after the BN senators consented to the bills, which faced opposition by BN MPs at the lower house.

Currently, there are 32 BN and three PAS senators out of 55 in the Dewan Negara.  

The bills that passed included the Sales Tax Bill 2018, Service Tax Bill 2018 and Goods and Services Tax (Repeal) Bill 2018.

Two other relevant bills which will be passed today are Customs (Amendment) Bill 2018 and Free Zones (Amendment) Bill 2018.

Pakatan Harapan government planned to revive the SST by Sept 1.

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