After months of waiting, GST was finally abolished by the new Pakatan Harapan government. However, SST was officially reintroduced on September 1 in order to generate income for the government after three months of zero rated GST.
It was not a smooth sailing for Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in reintroducing SST. The main opposition who constantly attacked the taxation are Najib Razak and Khairy Jamaluddin. Since May 10, Najib Razak is the main player in attacking SST with 2,238 statements in total. Meanwhile, Khairy wasn’t that vocal with 415 statements but he is the second top opposition politician that shows his unfavourable stance on SST. Interestingly, UMNO President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi did not appeared on the top influencers chart.
Another compelling information that we can see from the graphs is that Khairy have become silent on SST since September 1, while Najib Razak remains constant with his attack on SST throughout September.