BUKIT GAMBIR: A coffee-shop crowd cheered today when PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin promised to do away with local business licences as well as the goods and services tax (GST).
Speaking to residents at a coffee shop breakfast meeting, he said: “We understand that it is really difficult to earn a living here” and promised that licence fees would be removed if Pakatan Harapan formed the next federal government.
“Rather than you let the Barisan Nasional government take the money from you and put it into their pockets, the money should be returned to the people,” he said. “One or two million, we are willing to subsidise the people to help ease their struggles,” he said.
He urged residents to support PH and promised to lower the cost of living by removing taxes such as the GST, an announcement that was greeted with cheers.
“GST no longer stands for goods and services tax, it has become ‘gasak sampai tumbang’ (use until you fall),” he said.
Muhyiddin seeks re-election to the Pagoh parliamentary seat which he won in the 2013 general election on a Barisan Nasional ticket, obtaining a 12,842-vote majority in a straight fight with PAS.
In the Bukit Gambir state seat, he will meet PAS heavyweight Mahfodz Mohamed and M Asojan (BN), who won the seat by a 310-vote majority in 2013.
Mahfodz, who is the PAS ulama chief and Johor commissioner, had also contested Gambir in 2013.
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