KOTA KINABALU: There were no shopping frenzy at the local shopping mall complexes, here today. Inspection for consumers turnout in several markets in the city has shown that consumers are following their daily routine.
Nurlina Abdullah, 53, who went to Giant supermarket to buy necessities, said she will only buy what her family needs, and not for a long-term storage.
“I will not buy too many goods because my income is average. I am still waiting for my salary this month and I don’t have as much money to spend on buying,” she said when met by SayangSabah reporter.
Azizah Safian, 49, who sell scarves as a business, said she is not worried with the situation and urged the public to remain calm because the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is here to stay.
“There is no need to be scared with GST because eventually we will learn how to live with it. And probably the government will give GST a trial period for a month or two to make the public ready (for GST),” she said.
Meanwhile, Saiful Anuar, 27, said he did not prepare for GST as his understanding for its implementation is limited. – SayangSabah