KUALA LUMPUR — May 8, 2018: Datuk Seri Najib Razak has announced three good news for Malaysians if the Barisan Nasional wins the 14th general elections (GE14) tomorrow.
One is that youths aged 26 years and below will be given tax exemption for year of assessment 2017 and subsequent years with immediate effect. This means that for income tax already paid, it will be refunded to them.
“I know young people need enough money, like for buying cars, renting a house, other expenses, give some to their parents. As a caring government, for the first time in the country’s history, those aged 26 and below need not pay income tax,” he said in a special message broadcast live on television stations tonight.
Speaking in front of a wooden house built by his late father Tun Abdul Razak Hussein in Pekan, Najib also announced that May 14 and 15 will be public holidays.
For states having Friday and Saturday as the weekend, the public holidays will be on May 13 and 14.
The third happy news is that there will no toll for highway users nationwide for five days in conjunction with Aidilfitri, beginning two days before the celebration until its third day.
He also said that despite receiving many personal attacks, insults and ridiculing, he considered them as tests from God and would continue to champion the people and the country because of the people’s support in the hundreds of areas he visited during the 11 days of campaigning.
“As such, I, Najib Razak, on behalf of the BN candidates with the sincerest and humblest heart, I am asking, I am appealing to the voters without the slightest doubt, with a determined and enlightened heart in GE14, please choose us (BN), a party of proven record and performance, fulfills its promises, the scale is not just any scale, fair and just in nature, vote for BN until we win and prevail, the real party of hope for the future, “he said.
A total of 14,449,200 people from 14,940,624 voters are eligible to vote, with polling to be held from 8 am to 5 pm. The rest are absentee, postal and early voters. — Bernama