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Govt trains 330 facilitators to brief public on GST

Posted on 20 April 2014 - 04:55pm
Last updated on 20 April 2014 - 07:07pm

TEMERLOH: The government has intensified its drive to educate the public on the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by training 330 facilitators on the subject.

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said each speaker would conduct four briefings in four separate locations within each constituency.

"The facilitators will be equipped with relevant material such as documents and pen drives with graphs and information for multimedia presentations so that people can understand it easily.

"Each constituency will be allocated RM10,000 by the Finance Ministry as each session will cost RM2,500," he told reporters after a GST briefing at the Temerloh Umno branch here today.

"The GST briefings will start this week and be completed in two months. We will set another date for Sabah and Sarawak," he said, adding that the public's understanding of the matter was still poor at below 50%. – Bernama

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