PETALING JAYA: A defiant Lim Guan Eng has again sung a parody song mocking the goods and services tax (GST), even as he is under a police probe for playing the song at an event attended by children over the weekend.
Chinese daily China Press quoted Lim as saying there was nothing wrong about singing something to reflect public sentiments about the tax.
“What kind of country is this, where even singing is an offence?” the Penang chief minister asked at the launch of DAP’s election machinery in Bagan Dalam, where someone from among the crowd requested Lim to sing the song.
“Since there is a request for me to sing the song, I will do so for all to hear, even though it will land me in jail. But for the rakyat, there is no way I will not sing the song,” said Lim.
Police are investigating Lim under the Communications and Multimedia Act for improper use of network facilities which carries a fine not exceeding RM50,000 or a year’s jail.
The song has been repeatedly played out at opposition events to drive home the point that Malaysians were burdened by the consumer tax.
“A-B-C-D-GST, prices rise for you and me, mesti makan maggi mee, semua kena GST, bayar untuk 1MDB,” goes the song.