Wednesday, March 03, 2010

GST Coming Near You!

Apologies for the lack of updates recently. Have been partly busy with various Chinese New Year events, as well as working on the upcoming Goods & Services Tax (GST) campaigns, plus of course all the other "mundane" stuff for the party. Plus of course, you'd excuse me for "skiving" allocating time for the missus and kids ;-)

Pakatan Rakyat's Anti-GST campaign has gotten off the ground, kicking off in Shah Alam auditorium on the 24 February. I've since made it a key theme in my dinner ceramah speeches, including the last two in Bercham, Ipoh and Kg Bemban, Batu Gajah. A whole series of forums and ceramahs specifically on the GST has also been lined up, and you can catch the debates and arguments at the following days and locations:

  • 3 Mar (Wed) 8pm - KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (Mandarin)
    Tony Pua (DAP) v Chua Tee Yong (MCA)
    Organised by KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Youth

  • 4 Mar (Thu) 8pm - Dewan Orang Ramai, Semenyih (Malay/Mandarin)
    Dr Hatta Ramli (PAS), Arul (PSM), Rafizi Ramli (PKR), Tony Pua (DAP)
    Organised by Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)

  • 5 Mar (Fri) 8pm - Dewan MBKj Tmn Suntex, Bt 9 Cheras (Malay/Mandarin)
    Organised by Pakatan Rakyat Hulu Langat

  • 6 Mar (Sat) 4pm - Tropical Inn, Johor Bahru (English/Malay/Mandarin)
    Organised by Pakatan Rakyat Johor

  • 8 Mar (Mon) 8pm - Dewan Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang, Pulau Pinang (English/Malay/Mandarin)
    Organised by Pakatan Rakyat Pulau Pinang

  • (Tony Pua then takes a family holiday break from 9th - 16th ;-))

  • 17 Mar (Wed) 8pm - Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya (note change of venue)
    Organised by Lau Weng San, ADUN Kg Tunku, PJ
  • 20 Mar (Sat) 7pm - Simpang, Taiping-Bkt Gantang Dinner Ceramah
    Organised by DAP Perak (Dinner tickets 05-2531532)

  • 27 Mar (Sat) 8pm - Alor Setar (venue to be confirmed)
  • 31 Mar (Wed) 8pm - Subang Jaya USJ (venue to be confirmed)
    Organised by Hannah Yeoh, ADUN Subang Jaya
I'm sure more ceramahs and forums are being organised. The above are just those I'm speaking in, and doesn't yet include those which involves other speakers or where I can't make it. ;-)  See you there!


R0 said...

ur much faster than the annoucement? what if in the u and PR are wrong?

Anonymous said...

Well done Tony,

Anti-GST will MORE than make up for all the 'frogs' that has and will jump. Without money, all the frogs will jump into is a pile of garbage.

If you want to really put the screws on, I suggest you throw in your talk comparing the amount the govt gives for non-oil subsidies such as sugar etc and compare them to corruption and APs..Just throw them in at the end of the talk just to really hit them just a bit more.Hell compare to Rosmah shopping if you can..Cheap shots don't have to be cheap if it comes from the right people..

Anonymous said...

Dear tony, it would be nice if you can upload video clips about your talks for those cannot attend to the events. Internet is borderless.


Anonymous said...

Can you put a summary of why is GST bad??

I think GST can be very good if income tax and subsidies is reduced. All the AMNO billionaires getting rich without paying tax through corruption or other means.

With GST, you get them to pay GST when they buy their Ferrari's or their 100" plasma TV!!!!!!

On a serious note - come on. You've studied Economics. Surely GST is merely a tool - a good implementation will make everyone better off. Or are you sinking to a low AMNO-style populist appeal?

NEO said...

Dear Sir,

1. Is education, public transport & healthcare services subject to GST?

2. Is a infant or minor consump some good like text book, stationeries and foods suject to GST?

Please clerify


Anonymous said...

Caught your tweet about MCA. I also hear from Chinese leaders that Najib is the one who decided MCA election. Chinese Malaysian now got UMNO emperor. In China they got rid of emperors but we have UMNO emperor..Pai Seh boh..(Malu lah..)

Anonymous said...

Can you believe they want to give cheaper golf carts to fat rich golfers BUT they want GST and pay more for your morning kopi-o?

Who are the idiots that surrounds the PM that thought this was a good idea?

zewt said...

would be interesting to attend one...