KUALA LUMPUR: There should be a guideline to monitorÂ prices of home services especially after the implementation of the Goods andServices Tax (GST).
The prime minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is also President ofÂ the Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti), saidÂ this was important as the service providers had begun to increase their prices.
“For instance, now the price of tailoring has gone up. I am speaking onÂ behalf of housewives who want to have their clothes tailored, as this group doesÂ not have an income and is dependent on their husbands,” she said at a Soods andÂ Sales Tax (GST) information talk to Bakti members here today.
Also present was Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan who gave theÂ talk which was attended by about 50 Bakti members.
Meanwhile, Ahmad said the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and ConsumerismÂ Ministry (KPDNKK) should look into the matter.
He said at present, there was no specific monitoring of home services.
“These services include grooming, pipe repairs, electrical repairs,Â tailoring and others,” he said.
The deputy minister said uncontrolled price increase of such services couldÂ burden consumers, especially housewives.–BERNAMA