The bill sought to clear a total of $438.58 million in back taxes for some troubled state-owned companies
The government wants to introduce new measures to create a fair competition between local and imported products
If approved by lawmakers, tax write-offs will be limited by a company's debt-equity ratio
Finance ministry wants to reduce deductions, saying some companies have declared 'enormous' interest payments
Lawmakers say the country loses more than it gains from outlawing gambling activities, which they say are prevalent anyway
The government has been criticized for refusing to legalize gender reassignment
The ministry says the process is not necessary and even allows corruption to occur
The government does not recognize sex change but seeks to allow those who have had gender reassigned to change their...