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Find best way to explain GST: Shahrir

Posted on 11 March 2014 - 10:54pm
Last updated on 11 March 2014 - 11:08pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has to decide the best and effective approach in explaining to the public the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be implemented in April next year.

Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad (BN-Johor Baru) said this was to ensure the people, as well as traders, understand what GST is all about and its impact on their daily life.

"There should not only be information sessions, but should make sure the campaign is on the right track to get public support," he said when debating the motion of thanks on the royal speech in the Dewan Rakyat.

Shahrir suggested the government organise a separate information session, especially for traders who will have to impose the tax on their goods.

"When information meant for the business community is passed on to consumers or community leaders, there will be misunderstanding," he added.

He said a survey can be carried out to determine whether those who attended the GST briefings understood what GST is.

The Dewan Rakyat sitting continues tomorrow. – Bernama

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