KUALA LUMPUR – The UMNO Youth Wing continue to criticise the oppositions today for making exaggerated promises.
According to its Chief, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, among their nonsensical promises include abolish the Goods and Service Tax (GST) if they win the 14th General Election (GE14).
“If we listen to the oppositions, we believe that we can become Supermen. We can fly, carry buildings, shift mountains and such. The fact is, the world does not work that way.
“For instance, who likes to pay taxes? We admit that we don’t. No matter if we like it or not, we still pay taxes. Why? These taxes are utilised to fund development, to assist those in need and to invest for our future.
“The RM41 billion do not go into the pockets of our leaders as being slandered by the youngsters out there. These monies are used to build roads, expressways, fund education in universities, upgrade schools, operate hospitals, government clinic among others.
“Are the oppositions smarter than the other countries that practise GST? United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and 170 other countries that have GST? There is not even a case in these countries that abolish GST when they change their government. That was what Datuk Ahmad Maslan had been trying to explain all these while,” he said during his speech at the 2017 UMNO Youth Assembly in conjunction with the 71st UMNO General Assembly today.
Khairy or better known as KJ emphasised that the people need to be wise in evaluating the strategies of Pakatan Harapan (PH), especially in throwing sweet promises merely to win the coming GE14.
“Abolish toll, delay PTPTN and all other freebies. In a developed country, they will definitely be rejected by the people.
“Please do not think that the UMNO is not concerned about the people. The government understands the challenges faced by the people.
“We highlighted the cost of living every year in this assembly. The government is not heartless. However, we do not want to be an irresponsible government by promising the stars and the moon which will sacrifice our future. However, when we can afford it, we will do it,” he added. -MalaysiaGazette