* assuming some goods and services will be GST-exempt
If you buy, say, bread, and bread is a GST taxable goods, say by 5%, then it doesn't matter whether you are Ibrahim Ali or char koay teow seller Lim Hock Chye who lives in Ayer Itam Penang, you'll be paying the same 5% per loaf of bread.
The government desperately needs more revenue and GST** is just great for this. And with GST, almost every Malaysian will share in the burden of national expenditure.
** only drawback of GST is 'services' will go underground to avoid the GST, so the government has to legislate severe punitive penalties and an effective surveillance-enforcement system for tax evaders, but which must be corrutpion-free wakakaka
So grumpy taxpayers, think about it, wakakaka.