SEPANGGAR – The public is still struggling with the system five days after the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
In line with the new policy, the Minister of Development Community and Consumer Affairs Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid said there is a need for the Custom Department and Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) to come out with GST special labels for shops and supermarkets in Sabah.
“This special labels will help the consumers to identify and buy goods and at the same time not feel cheated by traders,” she said to the media after officiating the Sepanggar UMNO Women Meeting and GST Briefing at the Industrial Training Institute (ILP) Hall, here today.
She stated that the steps are to prevent shop owners and traders from taking advantage by charging the consumers excessively just because of the implementation of GST.
“We need to maximise law enforcement and take action against traders or companies who manipulate the GST and use it as a mean to gain more profit by putting double tax such as the 10 per cent Sales and Services Tax (SST) and 6 per cent GST to the items,” she said.
Jainab urged the public to lodge complaints to KPDNKK and the Custom Department so that action can be taken against irresponsible shop owners or business establishments. – SayangSabah