April 1, 2015, after putting off the idea time and again for over two decades, Malaysia finally decided to join the long list of countries that have implemented the goods and services tax. 160 out of 180 nations of the world had already done it before us (as the then DPM Muhyiddin Yassin said in the clip above) and yet the detractors aka jokers (which are today led by same ex DPM) claimed the new tax would be disastrous, the people would be impoverished, and the country would be bankrupt in no time for sure.
There was a lot of talk among these jokers about them and other bright Malaysians migrating because of GST.
But three years on, nobody you and I know have fled the country, have they? Certainly none of those jokers have!
The fact is, life's too good here. In many cases, even better after the GST. Those against the goods and services tax are probably people who had had it so good due to the "ketirisan" of the old tax regime.
In the last three years, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Seychelles and several more countries have implemented GST. Just a handful in this world left which have not. So even if these jokers were to really migrate after the general election because Pakatan Harapan has lost the general election*, there would be very few countries to migrate to.
North Korea is likely to be one of them.* Pakatan Harapan has promised to abolish the GST if they win the GE14, a move that has bewildered many of its own sympathisers because of the sheer stupidity of the promise. No wonder some of the PH leaders themselves are shaking their heads. Read Mahathir again admits PH won't be able to fulfil pledges]