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Guan Eng files motion to reopen 1MDB probes, make it public

  • Aug 15, 2018
PARLIAMENT | Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has filed a motion in the Dewan Rakyat for the auditor-general and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to reopen investigations into the 1MDB scandal.The motion also urged for all information related to the investigation to be made public.“(The finance minister to move) that Dewan Rakyat resolves that the auditor-general and PAC conduct again a detailed investigation on the embezzlement of monies and the scandal with regards to 1MDB and its related co
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Guan Eng: I made a mistake, GST refund shortfall bigger than RM18b

  • Aug 13, 2018
PARLIAMENT | Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today clarified that his ministry had made a mistake with the figures on the shortfall in the trust account for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds which he claimed BN had considered as revenue and spent.Addressing the Dewan Rakyat, Lim said the shortfall was actually higher than previously disclosed, amounting to RM19.248 billion instead of RM17.911 billion."I would like to apologise to the Dewan Rakyat speaker for this mistake. It is better for u
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Guan Eng moots open inquiry to probe GST trust fund

  • Aug 9, 2018
PARLIAMENT | Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will propose an open inquiry to investigate the alleged abuse of the GST Refund Trust Fund that he disclosed yesterday. He said this in the Dewan Rakyat today, adding that he will suggest it to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad once preliminary internal investigations are completed. Lim said former Treasury secretary-general Irwan Serigar Abdullah must be aware that funds meant for the trust fund had been diverted to the Federal Consolidated Fund
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Audit reveals RM18b in GST refunds 'misused' – Guan Eng

  • Aug 9, 2018
PARLIAMENT | Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has revealed a whopping RM18 billion shortfall in GST refunds, which he claimed was misused by the previous administration.The revelation follows his accusation that the previous administration had “robbed” the refunds.When tabling the Goods and Services Tax (Repeal) Bill 2018 this evening, Lim said the total GST refund amounted to RM19.4 billion from the date of its implementation until May 31, 2018."However, there is only RM1.486 billion (left) in
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Guan Eng attends premiere of GE14-inspired movie

  • Aug 5, 2018
Rise: Ini Kalilah, a film inspired by the 14th general election and based on the concept of unity, will be screened in theatres nationwide on Sept 13, in conjunction with the Malaysia Day celebration.Producer Fred Chong said the 100-minute feature film was inspired by Malaysians from all walks of life who came together to vote for change."The filming was done in Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. On the backdrop of one of the most momentous times in the history of Malaysia, this project
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Prove Arul earned RM10m before joining 1MDB - Guan Eng to Najib

  • Aug 5, 2018
Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has been told to furnish evidence that former 1MDB chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy was paid RM10 million a year prior to joining IMDB.Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said he wanted Najib to prove that Arul was earning much more while working in the private sector before joining 1MDB.“He claimed Arul was paid much higher salary in the private sector but up to now it is just mere empty talk, so I hope my predecessor will be able to provide proof
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Was CIA-type letter sent to others ahead of polls, asks Guan Eng

  • Jul 26, 2018
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has asked if a letter similar to the one penned for CIA director Gina Haspel was sent to other nations ahead of the last general election.“We do not want this to be like 1MDB. At first, nobody wanted to admit but later on, it was revealed several people received the funds."Are there any more letters? This should be investigated as well," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby today.Lim said the authorities must launch an extensive investigation into the CIA let
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Guan Eng: I'm a bookkeeper, 'customs keeper', taxman and more

  • Jul 26, 2018
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said his portfolio encompassed more than just mere bookkeeping as alleged by MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong."If you want to say I am a bookkeeper because I am in charge of the accountant-general, it is okay."But I'm also in charge of the customs. I'm also a 'customs keeper'. I'm also in charge of LHDN (inland revenue board), I'm also a taxman. I'm also in charge of other agencies..."I play many roles,” the DAP secretary-general told reporters at the Parliament
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Gambling licence for Tan – Guan Eng passes buck to BN

  • Jul 24, 2018
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told reporters to quiz the previous government regarding the issuance of a gambling licence for tycoon Vincent Tan.The DAP leader was asked on the Pakatan Harapan government's decision not to reissue the license for Tan's Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd."The previous government approved it,” he replied.“(You) should be asking the previous government why they approved the license," he added when met at the Parliament lobby today.In a parliamentary reply yesterday, Lim, in r
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Dr M answers for Finance Ministry, Guan Eng says PM 'most powerful'

  • Jul 23, 2018
The Dewan Rakyat sitting resumed today with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad answering on behalf of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng during the question-and-answer session.This was regarding a question on the government's proposal to take a loan from Japan.The media later quizzed Lim on this, pointing out that by convention, the minister or deputy minister should answer questions posed to the Finance Ministry in the House.However, the DAP leader saw nothing wrong with the prime minister answering
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