KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — The DAP launched today two videos criticising the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in its Sarawak state election campaign, a year after the broad-based consumption tax came into effect.
One of the videos, titled “Tolak GST, Tolak BN!” (Reject GST, Reject BN (Barisan Nasional), features interviews with Sarawakians who said the GST is a burden that raises living costs and “kills” the people. (Click here to watch the video)
The second video, titled “Tak Nak BN!” (We Don’t Want BN!), is a catchy music video that mocks the ruling coalition’s purported failure in providing basic infrastructure like roads, electricity and water in the impoverished East Malaysian state.
“Let’s make the Sarawak election a referendum on GST,” Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen told a press conference at the party’s national headquarters here.
“The GST’s impact on the economy is very great. It impacts lower-income earners more than higher-income earners,” he added.
Chong also said opposition pact Pakatan Harapan was hoping to win an additional five to 10 seats in suburban areas.
DAP publicity chief Tony Pua, who was also at the press conference, expressed optimism that Pakatan Harapan would resolve seat allocations “soon”, now that the date of dissolution of the state assembly has been announced.
Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem announced today that the state legislative assembly will be dissolved on April 11, paving the way for elections.
-- themalaymailonline March 31