GST Kicks Off Today!

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 – The Goods and Services Tax (GST) kicks in today and consumers should be aware of the avenues they have to get more information about it. For starters, the whole list of items exempted from GST are on the Royal Malaysian Customs Department website http://gst.customs.gov.my/  or http://gst.customs.gov.my/en/cp/SiteAssets/GST%20List%20of%20Sundry%20Goods%20(15%20JAN%202015).pdf Also available on the website

Fuel Prices Unchanged For April

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 – The retail prices of RON95, RON97 and diesel for April 2015 remain unchanged, according to the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) today. The price of RON95 is unchanged at RM1.95 per litre, RON97 at RM2.25 per litre and diesel at RM1.95 a litre

Tigerair Starting Ipoh Flights

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 – The resurgence of the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport is continuing with a fourth carrier launching scheduled flights from the Ipoh airport. Tigerair said in a statement that it will start direct flights between Ipoh and Singapore from May 29. The budget carrier will operate four weekly flights on

Banks Scale Back Credit Card Reward Schemes

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 – If you’ve been saving up on your credit card reward points for a special redemption, you may want to scrap that plan and redeem whatever you can soonest possible. Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has already issued letters to credit card holders advising that its redemption point system

Don’t Mess With Us, SPAD Warns Cabbies

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PETALING JAYA, March 31 — The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has warned it will come down hard on errant and unscrupulous taxi drivers. Its enforcement chief, Datuk Paduka Che Hasni Che Ahmad, said: “Since January until the second week of March, there were 661 cases of cabbies not using the

Sabah PKR And DAP Cut Ties With Pas

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KOTA KINABALU, March 30 – Sabah PKR and DAP have decided to cut political tie with state Pas. State PKR chairman Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin said during a joint press conference with DAP today the decision was made following PAS’s move in implementing hudud law. “The party did not reject the hudud

GST Helpdesk Hotline Numbers

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GST Helpdesk Hotline The helpdesk hotline consists of dedicated hotlines in each state to compliment the existing GST Hotline and Customs Call Centre (CCC) which was congested with queries. GST Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) book The FAQ book provides all taxable persons with an additional reference material. The book will

Deposits And Withdrawals Will Not Charged GST

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PUTRAJAYA, March 30 – The Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the finance and banking sector is based on fees and not on the amount transacted. Senior assistant director of customs (banking and finance) Rozila Saad clarified that GST is not charged on various activities such as bank accounts, deposits and withdrawals.

PAS Members Urged To Abide By Party Policy

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KLANG, March 30 – Kelantan deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah urged party members and leaders to abide by the directives of the PAS President, Abdul Hadi Awang, and obey all decisions made in meetings of the party’s top leadership. Mohd Amar, when making the recommendation, said party members must

Vettel Wins Malaysian Grand Prix

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SEPANG, March 29 – Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes’ long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams. Vettel elected not to pit during an earlier safety-car period, while second-placed Lewis Hamilton

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