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Some 20 Million Eligible For GST Rebates On Prepaid Cards: Salleh

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KUALA LUMPUR: An estimated 20 million Malaysians will enjoy the benefits of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rebates for prepaid cards next year, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

In a statement, he noted that beginning Jan 1, 2016, prepaid customers who were Malaysian nationals would be eligible for the GST rebates.

“This will indeed benefit customers, as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during the tabling of the 2016 Budget last October,” he said.

Salleh said he was happy to note that the telecommunication companies were ready for the GST rebate implementation for prepaid customers.

He called on the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to monitor this exercise to ensure its smooth implementation.

The minister said the commission should continue to work closely with the telecommunication companies while, at the same time, ensuring that customers’ interests remained a priority.


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