Dalam Majlis Perasmian Pusat Khidmat Rakyat Parlimen Teluk Intan, YB Nga Kor Ming telah mengumumkan bahawa Kementerian Kewangan di bawah pimpinan YB Lim Guan Eng telah meluluskan peruntukan sebanyak RM2 juta untuk pemasangan lampu stadium mini dan dijangka peruntukan tersebut akan diperoleh sebelum akhir tahun ini. Continue reading “Hadiah Hari Malaysia Kepada Warga Teluk Intan，Dana RM2 Juta Diluluskan Untuk Stadium Mini ！”
To urge the police to investigate Tajuddin’s remark that DAP has controlled the government and the unfounded lies that DAP want to set up a republic in Malaysia. Continue reading “To urge the police to investigate Tajuddin’s remark that DAP has controlled the government and the unfounded lies that DAP want to set up a republic in Malaysia.”
Saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada semua yang membantu dalam menjayakan pembukaan rasmi Pusat komuniti Rakyat Adun Keranji terutama keempat-empat pembantu saya yang bertungkus lumus mengatur kesemua hal-hal dengan rapi. Continue reading “Ucapan Adun Keranji, Chong Zhemin di Majlis Pembukaan Rasmi Pusat Komuniti Rakyat Adun Keranji pada 1 September 2018 di Bandar Baru Kampar.”
I have lodged a police report this morning at Ipoh IPD on the missing RM16 billion tax refund by IRB exposed by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Continue reading “Urge the police to immediately investigate the missing RM16 billion tax refund from the Inland Revenue Board to taxpayers!”
We refer to The Star report on 13 June where a 12 page documents were emailed by a Whister blower to the Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. Continue reading “Former Health Minister Dr Subramaniam must explain why is there a monopoly of medicine tender during his tenure as Health Minister from 2013 – 2016 where tender amounted to RM3.7 Billion were controlled by six main tendering agents.”
IGP Fuzi must start investigation against former IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and to determine the authenticity of the two draft charge sheet against former Prime Minister Najib Razak. Continue reading “Chong Zhemin : Investigate former IGP Khalid Abu Bakar and determine the authenticity of the two draft charge sheet against Najib Razak”
Johari is quoted saying the below by a bernama news report,
“The items are not supposed to be subject to GST at the moment. I have to tell it to the Customs authorities that each item to be subjected to the GST should be brought to the level of the Ministry of Finance and we will bring it to the cabinet.
“It (Customs department) cannot impose (GST) without the approval of the cabinet,”
Under the GST Act 2014 Section 17(4), only the minister has the power, by order published in the gazette to determine which goods are zero-rated.
The Goods and Services Tax (zero-rate supply amendment No.2) Order 2017 which was gazetted on the 2 June and will come into effect on 1 July 2017 was signed off by none other than Johari himself.
Did Johari sign the GST zero-rate supply amendment order without understanding what he is signing? If so, do we have a puppet finance minister who will sign whatever order being put on his table?
Or, is Johari trying to put the blame on the customs department after the decision to collect GST on necessity items such as vegetables, fruits and noodles earn the wrath of netizens?
There must be a due process before deleting items from the zero-rate supply order. The government must first seek public consultation especially from the business and consumer groups which will be directly affected.
I urged Johari himself to clear the air and explain how the zero-rate supply amendment No.2 order fiasco can happen since he is the one who signed off the order!
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin DAP Perak Economic Development Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to MP Taping on the 20th June 2017
Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai yesterday explained that the East Coast Rail Link(ECRL) cost increase from RM30 Billion to RM55 Billion is partly due to the fall in Ringgit. Liow said the figures cited in the project’s feasibility study was based on 2009-2010 exchange rates.
He was reported saying “That time dollar is only RM3.2 to a dollar, now its RM4.2 and gone up to RM4.5.”
Works minister Fadillah Yusof has as recent as 27 July 2016, denied a report by Sarawak Report that the ECRL cost will be inflated from RM30 Billion to RM60 Billion to pay off 1MDB debts. He also denied that the increment in cost was discussed in cabinet.
What had happened in the span of 3 months that the cost of ECRL has almost doubled from RM30 Billion to RM55 Billion? Is Liow Tiong Lai or Fadillah Yusof lying? Both of them cannot be telling the truth on the RM25 Billion cost increase in ECRL.
If Liow is telling the truth, Fadillah Yusof denial that the ECRL cost will increase from RM30 Billion to Rm 60 Billion will be a big lie. The BN cabinet will also be one of the most incompetent and substandard cabinet in the world as three months before the signing of a multi-billion agreement, the cabinet is still unaware that the cost is calculated based on the exchange rate of 2009-2010 and subject to increase.
If Fadillah is telling the truth in July by denying the ECRL cost will be inflated from RM30 Billion to RM 60 Billion then Liow’s “exchange rate” explanation will be expose as a lie.
I urge Liow and Fadillah to both come forward and clarify as both of their version of explanation contradicts each other. It is time for Barisan National to come clean on the increment of the cost of ECRL.
Malaysians deserve to know why in the span of 3 months the cost of ECRL was inflated from RM30 Billion to RM55 Billion. Will the inflated amount be used to bail out 1MDB debts?
BN must come clean on the reason of the RM25 Billion cost increase and deny that the money will be used to bailed out 1MDB debts.
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAP Perak Economic Developement Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to Taiping MP on 3 Nov 2016
2. Analisa ini adalah berlandaskan andaian di mana corak mengundi di PRU 13 akan kekal di PRU14.
3. Namun sejak 3 tahun yang lepas, berlaku satu anjakan paradigma di lanskap politik Malaysia dengan Penubuhan Amanah, Bersatu dan Warisan.
4. Isu-isu utama yang bakal menghayun pengundi di PRU14 termasuk GST, penghapusan subsidi bahan mentah, Kos sara hidup tinggi, harga tol meningkat dan kegawatan ekonomi.
5. Corak mengundi telah berubah dan Hukum hanyunan pendulum menunjukan pengundi akan memihak kepada Pihak pembangkang di PRU14
6. Analisa saya berdasarkan scenario PH mencapai persefahaman pilihanraya dengan Besatu dan berlawan PAS dan BN dalam 3 penjuru.
7. Komposisi kaum negeri Perak sebenarnya mirip dengan komposisi kaum negeri Selangor di mana Melayu 49%, Cina 37%, India 11% dan lain-lain 2%.
8. Terdapat 4 jenis kerusi di negeri Perak, Kerusi majority Melayu >80% 9 Kerusi, Kerusi campur dengan Melayu>65% 17 Kerusi, Kerusi campuran 14 kerusi, dan kerusi majority cina>50% 19 kerusi.
9. 14 Kerusi campuran merupakan medan pertembungan sebenar di Negeri Perak, parti mana yang boleh memenangi 14 kerusi ini akan memerintah perak.
10. % sokongan undi Melayu PRU13, PR30%.
11. Ramalan % sokongan pengunid Melayu PRU14, PAS 15%, PH 15% + Bersatu 20%, BN 50%
12. Jika PH boleh memenangi 35% Melayu, 80% Cina dan 50% India, PH boleh memenangi sebanyak 12 kerusi daripada 14 kerusi campuran.
13. PH harus menumpukan 80% sumber ke 20% kerusi campuran untuk memenangi Negeri Perak.
14. Analisa menunjukkan, Bersatu boleh memenangi 3 kerusi majority Melayu >80%, PH menang 7 kerusi Campuran Melayu >65%, 10 kerusi campuran dan 19 kerusi majority cina.
15. Berdasarkan % sokongan ini, analisa menunjukkan PH boleh memenangi 36 kerusi, Bersatu 3 kerusi dan BN 20 kerusi.
16. Pakatan Harapan mempunyai peluang yang cerah untuk mentadbir Negeri Perak menjelang PRU14.
I refer to the reply made by Prime Minister Najib in Dewan Rakyat yesterday in response to Kluang MP, Liew Chin Tong’s question whether the government will consider lowering the GST from 6% to 3% in order to boost private consumption. Najib responded to the question by saying “Without GST, Malaysia’s economy will be crippled.”
What Najib said cannot be more wrong as what will cripple the economy is the shrinking domestic demand that will bring Malaysia economy into a spiraling recession.
It ought to be basic to any economics students that the Keynesian theory advocated lower taxes and increased government spending to stimulate demand and pull the economy out of a recession.
There is no denying that Malaysia is heading towards an economic slowdown, if not addressed, will quickly turn into another economic downturn or recession. All economic indicators have clearly shown that Malaysia economy is slowing down moving into 2017 with exports weakening in the first half of 2016 and GDP growth slowing down. According to data released by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia’s GDP grew 4.1% in the first six months of 2016, compared with 5.3% in the corresponding period last year.
It is imperative that the Government cut taxes to boost private consumption in order to save the Malaysia Economy. For example, the UK had in 2008 cut the VAT from 17.5% to 15% to boost the country’s economy.
The suggestion to cut taxes to boost private consumption has also been backed by AllianceDBS Research chief economist Manokaran Mottain.
Manokaran Mottain was quoted by StarBizWeek to have said the below
“what the economy needs is to boost private consumption by cutting the goods and services tax (GST)”
“The GST is a broad-based tax, a 1% cut will help more people than an income tax cut, as far fewer people pay income tax,”
Manokaran suggests that the GST be reduced to 5% from 6% for a limited period to boost consumption rather than cutting personal income tax. A cut in the GST rate will mean a loss in revenue, which Manokaran and others argue can be made up from the rise in oil-related revenue since the average price of oil is higher than the revised Budget 2016 oil price assumption.
It is clear that economists and researchers are propagating a cut in GST to boost private consumption which makes up 54% of the country’s GDP. There is no basis in Najib’s statement that “Without GST, Malaysia economy will be crippled.”.
Barisan Nasional should send Najib back to school to learn basic Economics if he does not understand an expansionary fiscal policy – to decrease taxes or to increase government expenditures(or both) in order to fight recessionary pressure.
Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAP Perak Economic Developement Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to Taiping MP on 18 October 2016