Proposed new taxes still under discussion - Azmin


SHAH ALAM: Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today the government has made no decision yet on the proposed new taxes as it is still at the discussion stage.

He said the priority of the Pakatan Harapan government now is to make sure that the people are not burdened, especially those in the B40 group.

The government is identifying the best and more innovative mechanism to increase national revenue.

“We do not want to burden the people, especially the B40,” he said at the ‘Bicara Minda’ interview on the topic ‘The Economy: Well-being for All’ here.

Last Tuesday, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government has to find other sources of funds to pay its debts, including imposing new taxes and selling several assets.

Dr Mahathir said, however, that the new tax regime is different from the sales and service tax and does not burden the people. - Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd