Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has brushed aside claims that Malaysia's revenue would decrease should the goods and services tax (GST) be abolished.
"The lack of funds in the government is not because of insufficient income. The current (national) income is three times higher than during my time as prime minister (before). However, funds were misused. They were used to buy support for (former prime minister) Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. This is why we have less money," he said at a briefing session to RTM and Bernama at his residence in Seri Kembangan here yesterday.