KOTA KINABALU: Consumers are urged to report to the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-Operative and Consumerism (KPDNKK) if there are traders who imposed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on top of the additional charges for reload coupons.
Sabah Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid, said many costumers have been facing this problem but they only resort to social media to make it viral instead of complaining to the ministry.
“As far as I know, since 1 November GST charge has been excluded for top-ups. RM10 top-up remains RM10. But if there are shops that still impose GST, then please report,” she said at the DUN Assembly.
She was responding to the question of Dr. Edwin @ Jack Bosi (PKR-Kepayan) who inquires if buyers have to pay GST for reload coupons since some traders still charge the tax.
She also calls for consumers to report to KPDNKK about other issues related to the difference in prices for foods, as a response to Dr. Hiew King Chew (DAP-Luyang) on why Kolo Mee in Kota Kinabalu is sold at RM6 to RM7 per plate while in Sarawak it is only sold at RM3.50, and whether the price difference is related to the cabotage policy.
Jainab said she is not aware on the price differences between Sabah and Sarawak, but a fixed price for both states will be announced soon. -SayangSabah