KUALA LUMPUR – The domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism ministry has urged more businesses to emulate Mydin hypermarket which has decided to absorb the six per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST).
In welcoming Mydin’s move, minister, Datuk Seri Hasan Malek said it helped make the government’s efforts to strengthen the national economy a success.
“We welcome traders who think of the nation’s interests above theirs. Hopefully, this will be emulated by other traders.
“To me, the GST is really for the people’s benefit and to strengthen the economy,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here today.
Yesterday, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan uploaded Mydin’s advertisement on his Twitter account on voluntarily absorbing the GST, once imposed this Wednesday. – BERNAMA