IRBM de­nies vi­ralled re­port on man­age­ment of na­tional rev­enue

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KUCHING: The In­land Rev­enue Board of Malaysia ( IRBM) has de­nied a re­port on the man­age­ment of na­tional rev­enue claimed to be from Group LHDN that went vi­ral in What­apps and other so­cial me­dia plat­forms.

In a press state­ment, the board said a sim­i­lar ar­ti­cle en­ti­tled ‘Anal­isa Ba­jet 2017’ ( Bud­get Anal­y­sis 2017) also linked IRBM as its source of writ­ing.

“Ac­cord­ing to our records, the ar­ti­cle has been trans­mit­ted sea­son­ally since 2015 and sev­eral de­nials have been is­sued by IRBM ear­lier as it in­ten­tion­ally as­so­ci­ates the name of IRBM,” the state­ment said.

Of­fi­cial com­plaints have been sub­mit­ted to the MCMC Con­sumer Com­plaints Bu­reau, Malaysian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Com­mis­sion ( MCMC), and that in­ves­ti­ga­tions have been car­ried out in stages by the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties.

Fur­ther re­view has also been made on the con­tent of the ar­ti­cle and it is be­lieved to be based on an ar­ti­cle pub­lished by a po­lit­i­cal party.

The link to the orig­i­nal source of the ar­ti­cle can be re­ferred at http://m.harakah­daily.net/in­dex.php/ berita-utama/34806- gagalu­rus-be­lanja-ne­gara- rakyat-jadi­mangsa-gst-za­lim.

“IRBM once again de­nies that the said ar­ti­cle was is­sued by them or by any or its of­fi­cers.”

The board con­demned the ir­re­spon­si­ble ac­tion to link the ar­ti­cle to IRBM that was made vi­ral which they viewed as solely aimed at caus­ing anx­i­ety among the peo­ple with in­ac­cu­rate eco­nomic anal­y­sis.

The board thus ad­vised the pub­lic to re­fer di­rectly to its of­fi­cial por­tal at www. hasil.gov. my, Fi­nance Min­istry of Malaysia’s por­tal at www.trea­sury.gov. my and rel­e­vant govern­ment agen­cies to ob­tain ac­cu­rate anal­y­sis and data of the econ­omy.

A screen­shot of the ar­ti­cle claimed to be from Group LDHN.

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