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Sayang Sabah - The voice of Sabahans

GST: No need to be worried

Datuk Musa Aman speaking to the people
Datuk Musa Aman speaking to the people

SANDAKAN: The public are told not to be worried with the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, said it is part of the government policy where the tax revenues collected from GST will be returned to the public in the form of funds for development for their wellbeing.

“The important thing is, the price for necessities such as sugar, flour, and rice will not go up. For other goods, there may be a slight increase, but I want to advise the public not to buy unnecessary things, and excessively.

“We need to be prudent (in our spending. It is a way to teach us in how to spend responsibly for our necessities. Insya Allah, with this practice we will not be troubled with GST,” he said in his speech for the Meet The Leader Programme at Sungai Obar, today.

According to Musa, the intention of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is sincere and he understands what the public needs.

At the same time, he said the state government will put more effort in encouraging foreign investment to Sabah as it will help in the state development as well as creating new industries.

Foreign investment will create more work opportunities and will improve the public household incomes especially among the educated youths, he added. – SayangSabah

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