Court Fines Construction Company RM15,000 Over GST Offence

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JOHOR BAHARU, April 6 – The Sessions Court Wednesday imposed a RM15,000 fine in default six months jail on a construction company for failing to register under the Goods and Services Act 2014 before the stipulated date. MKYS Construction Sdn Bhd, represented by a director, Chang Yin Siang, 44, pleaded guilty to the charge before judge Kamarudin Kamsun.

On March 11, 2015, the company was found to have failed to register under the act with the Malaysian Royal Customs Department before Feb 28, 2015. The company was represented by counsel Lim Man Tong while the prosecution was conducted by Malaysian Royal Customs Department prosecuting officer Mazliza Abdul Wahid.

Mazliza urged the judge to impose a deterrent sentence as 400 companies had failed to register under the act. Meanwhile, a handphone repair and accessory business owner Yau Kam Loy, 33, pleaded guilty in the same court for a similar offence, committed on March 14, 2015. Kamarudin ordered Yau to pay a fine of RM5,000 in default two months jail. Mazliza also prosecuted in this case.

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