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Besides tax evasion, rent-seeking and corruption are also treason

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PM: Tax evasion akin to treason

FULFILLING RESPONSIBILITIES: Paying taxes is patriotic as it enables nation to develop and help people, says Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: AX evasion is a treasonous act and tantamount to interfering with the country’s development, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday.

Instead, Najib described paying taxes as patriotic, since the increased government revenue would then be used for infrastructure development and economic growth.

In explaining the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST), Najib said the act of paying taxes was in line with the definition of patriotism, which includes meeting responsibilities for the benefit of the nation.

“If we pay our taxes, it means that we are taking part in helping (to develop) the country and the rakyat as well.

“If we are not able to wield a weapon to defend the country in an act of patriotism, paying taxes (in fulfilling responsibilities as citizens) is also in the vein of patriotism.

“Otherwise, evading taxes is an act […]