Saturday, March 13, 2010

Protest demo against GST put off

The Protes coalition of activist groups and opposition parties against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill announced today that the demonstration planned for tomorrow at Parliament has been cancelled.

Protes said this follows Second Finance Minister Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah's announcement that the bill, scheduled for second reading tomorrow when Parliament reconvenes, has been postponed to enable the government to get more public feedback on the contentious tax.

Protes yesterday declared victory over Husni's announcement, describing it as vindicating the coalition's public campaign against the GST, which they said would burden lower-income earners.

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