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Byline: Ooi Tee Ching
KUALA LUMPUR: THE 2013 Budget is not likely to introduce the goods and services tax (GST), said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai.
"We're currently raising public awareness on the importance of implementing GST. It would only be implemented when the public has full understanding of it," said Lim.
Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is scheduled to table the 2013 Budget in Parliament on September 28.
The GST Bill was tabled initially for reading in Parliament in December 2009 but its second reading was postponed.
Critics of the GST proposal say the government should first …