Diverting GST collection to operational & development fund unlawful & unethical: Penang DAP backbenchers

Penang DAP Backbenchers’s Statement:Diverting GST Collection to Operational and Development Fund Is Indeed Unlawful, Unethical

Malaysian Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has confirmed that the funds supposed to be credited into GST Refund Trust Account, were channelled into Govt’s consolidated fund for operational and development expenses. Barisan Nasional, which recently appointed Najib as its advisor, as expected following the latter’s tactic of confusing the people with constant conning.

Although, Barisan Nasional trying to justify the robbery of the GST refund money, by hiding behind technicalities, the fact remains; that is, Barisan Nasional Govt unlawfully misused the funds for operational and development purposes. Justifying the unlawful act as necessary move is indeed unethical. But, we are aware, that ethics is a difficult thing for Najib and Co to possess.

Former Customs Director General has confirmed in the PAC hearing that his department had deliberately delayed the process of GST refunds, as the trust fund had no money in it. On May 31, 2018 the account only had a balance of RM152 million, while the refund claims were amounting to RM19.4 Billion.

This is due to the Barisan Nasional Govt being broke at that that particular moment, and decided to channel the refund money into Federal Govt’s consolidated account for operational and development purposes. Former DG Dato Seri Subromaniam has revealed that there were businesses who were unable to claim their refund for more than two years, due to the BN Govt’s abuse of the fund.

There is a possibility that the money was gone forever, if wouldn’t for Pakatan Harapan surprise win on May 9th, 2018. According to the PAC Report tabled in Parliament, the Attorney General has confirmed that there are elements of crime that warrants police investigation into the matter. Why Najib’s administration diverted the fund meant for GST Refund to consolidated revenue account, for operational and development expenses?

Najib was boasting up till to the GE14 that the country’s fiscal condition is healthy. But, looking at the PAC report and testimony by the officers, in specific former DG of Treasury, the fiscal condition was made to look healthy by Najib’s administration, by diverting the GST refund money. If not because of Pakatan Harapan Govt’s effort to correct the wrong, those businesses which were waiting for months and years for their refund wouldn’t have got the money at all.

Najib and Co now may try to evade the question of robbery of GST refund, by hiding behind the technicalities, but would have conveniently forgot about the refund, would BN returned to power on May 9th, 2018. Thanks to the people of Malaysia, the lies of Najib’s regime are being exposed and the money that belongs to people are being returned.

From Sdr Teh Lai Heng’s Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/547953758582907/posts/2559400120771584/


槟州民主行动党后座议员文告:挪用消费税收款做为营运和发展基金是非法及不道德的

马来西亚国会公共账目委员会已确认,应存入消费税退款基金信托户口的消费税收款,已被汇入政府的统一收入账户,做为营运和发展开销。国阵最近任命前首相纳吉为其顾问,正如预期的那样,后者的策略是通过不断的哄骗来混淆人民。

虽然,国阵试图通过躲藏在技术性背后,来辩解盗取消费税退款一事,但事实仍然存在,也就是说,国阵政府非法将消费税退款挪用于营运和发展目的。将非法行为称为必要行动是不道德的。但是,我们知道对于纳吉和朋党来说,道德规范是一件困难的事。

马来西亚皇家关税局前总监在公共账目委员会听证会上证实,其部门故意推迟消费税退款流程,是因为消费税退款基金信托户口内没有钱。 2018年5月31日,该基金的余额仅为1亿5200万令吉,而退款申请则达到了194亿令吉。

这是由于国阵政府在那个特定时刻开销超出预算,并决定将退款汇入联邦政府的统一收入账户,以用于营运和发展目的。马来西亚皇家关税局前总监拿督斯里苏伯马念透露,国阵政府滥用该基金,致使一些企业两年仍无法拿到退款。

如果希盟在2018年5月9日没有意外获胜,那么这笔钱很有可能将永远消失。根据国会提交的公共账目委员会报告,总检察长已确认有犯罪要素,需要警方调查此事。为什么纳吉的政府将用于消费税退款的钱转用于统一收入账户,用于营运和发展开销?

从过去到第14届全国大选,纳吉一直吹嘘大马的财政状况是健康的。但是,看看公共账目委员会的报告和官员的证词,也就是指财政部前任总监,纳吉的政府通过转移消费税退款促使财政状况看起来健康。如果不是因为希盟政府努力纠正错误,那些等待数月和数年退款的企业根本就不会拿回这些钱。

纳吉及朋党现在可能会试图逃避盗取消费税退款的问题,因为通过躲藏在技术性背后,若国阵重新于2018年5月9日掌权,这些退款就可以很容易被抛在脑后了。感谢马来西亚人民,让纳吉政权的谎言被揭穿,属于人民的金钱也获得归还。

来自郑来兴同志面字书的更新:https://www.facebook.com/547953758582907/posts/2559402297438033/

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