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Penang local authorities to absorb GST

Local authorities in Penang will absorb the Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposed on 20 of its components of services.

Unpopular tax hands fresh ammo to Najib's foes

An unpopular new consumption tax has handed fresh ammunition to critics of Malaysia's embattled prime minister, with angry consumers complaining it has sent some prices surging, and economists warning it could harm growth.

People will accept GST if benefits seen: Khairy

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin believes Malaysians will accept the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) once they see the benefits and are confident that the government will use the tax revenue properly.

GST is good but implementation issues must be addressed: Tengku Adnan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a good tax system but there are some shortcomings in its implementation that need to be addressed, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

GST for the good of people, country: lecturer

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will benefit the people and country in the long term although the impact of the tax currently appeared to be burdensome.

Consumers now understand GST better: Fomca

Consumers in the country are beginning to accept and understand the Goods and Services Tax (GST) better now compared to the early days of its implementation in April, Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) president Datuk N. Marimuthu said.

Take GST chaos seriously

Meanwhile, the action has also sparked another controversy, namely whether the authorities will still allow the two-year grace period for registered traders as promised? Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) president Datuk Lim Kok Cheong said yes, but Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong and Customs GST Director Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy said that there is no such thing as "GST grace period". Who is right, then?

Anti-GST protestors portraying bad image of country: Zahid

Some participants of the rally against the newly-implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) held in Kuala Lumpur yesterday were trying to portray bad image of Malaysia and to cause it to be seen as an unpeaceful country.

GST: 5 traders to be charged in court next week

Five traders would be charged in court next week for allegedly using the goods and services tax (GST) as a pretext to increase their prices.

30 detained over anti-GST rally

Thirty individuals including election reform movement Bersih joint chairman Datuk S. Ambiga were detained by police tonight to assist investigations into the Anti-Goods and Services Tax (GST) held in the city earlier today.


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