KOTA KINABALU: The government needs to consider several key elements in improving the efficiency of the recently implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the country.
Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister, Datuk Mohd Arifin Mohd Arif, said the stepping up of enforcement is crucial to ensure business owners are not taking the advantage of charging the consumers excessively.
“The government through its various departments is now having a more in-depth understanding for what it needs to do to improve GST implementation, and I believe that these could be done successfully.
“In the meantime there might be several aspects that need to be improved, and we will work on it together… The important thing is, the public need to cooperate with the government especially in reporting and monitoring their areas for any traders who abuse the implementation of GST,” he said to the media, today.
Previously, Arifin was officiating the Sabah Islamic Agency Sports League (Lisan 2015) event at Dewan Sa’adah, Wisma MUIS, Kota Kinabalu.
He also urged for community leaders to assist the government in its effort to monitor traders by reporting any business owners who disregard the law.
As of yesterday, the state Ministry of Domestic Affairs, Cooperative and Consumerism (KPDNKK) has launched 835 inspections in its three-day Ops ‘Catut-GST’ with the cooperation of Malaysia Royal Customs Department (JKDM). – SayangSabah