Nurul Izzah, wittingly or not, invites law suit

 |Apr 26, 2017
Nurul Izzah should make it clear on whether Pakatan would abolish or retain GST if it comes to power.

Nurul Izzah Anwar has said that Pakatan Harapan will reduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to 0% while the government was burdening the people with a GST of 6%.

Does she mean Pakatan Harapan would still be maintaining the GST but at a rate of 0%, or is Pakatan Harapan going to abolish the GST altogether?

This contradicts her earlier statement that if Pakatan Harapan came to power, it was going to retain the GST.

Reducing the GST to 0% is not a reduction but an abolishment of the GST.

So why complicate matters by saying Pakatan Harapan was going to retain the GST but will reduce it to 0% when that tantamount to abolishing the GST?

Just say if Pakatan Harapan comes to power, there will no longer be any taxes, zero highway toll charges, a reduction in petrol prices, and all those other goodies it has been promising the voters for years.

And then tell us where the government’s money was going to come from to pay for development and for the cost of running the country.

Nurul said the GST was going to come to RM39 billion, which was exactly the same amount that 1MDB had lost, RM39 billion as well.

So the real purpose of the GST was to pay for 1MDB’s losses, says Nurul.

Is she sure of these figures?

1MDB has RM42 billion in investments and RM51 billion in assets.

So is Nurul saying that all 1MDB had left was merely RM3 billion?

What about the RM51 billion in assets?

Has all this disappeared without a trace as well?

If 1MDB comes out and proves her wrong, Nurul may find herself facing a law suit.

In not so many words Nurul is saying that the CEO of 1MDB as well as Prime Minister Najib Razak had been lying to 30 million Malaysians.

I am beginning to suspect that Nurul knows she was going to lose the next general election (GE14).

So she is inviting to be sued so that she can use that as an excuse to not contest the election.

Raja Sara Petra is a MO reader and a political commentator. Raja Sara understands that every Malaysian, like the three generations of her family before her, must do their bit for Malaysia. Although she was from what can be considered as an elite family, she empathises with the difficulties most Malaysians have to endure in their daily lives.