SEPANGGAR – The people will get used to the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Jainab Ayid said the government never intended to burden the people.
“Our (government) goals are always to help the people; in fact the development and policies are meant to build and ease their burden,” she said in her speech at the Sepanggar UMNO Women Meeting and GST Briefing at the Industrial Training Institute (ILP) Hall, here today.
Jainab noted that currently the process of getting used to the GST is in progress and in time the public will get used to the system.
“I understand that the public are still figuring out the system but all of the other countries who implemented GST faced the same situation.
“Please give time and I do believe that we can get used to the system in future,” she said.
She stated the launching of MyKira GST application by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) several days ago would enable consumers to check the prices of over 10,000 items.
“The mobile phone application allows consumers to check prices of goods and at the same time file complaints that will directly be sent to the enforcement team so action can be taken,” she said.
The MyKira GST application is free and available at Google Play Store and Apple’s Apps Store.
Consumers can also file their complaints to the Hotline 1800-886-800; or SMS KPDNKK <complaint details> send to 15888; or via KPDNKK social media and give specific information for the authorities to take immediate action. – By Fizah Yusof/SayangSabah