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Plugging duty-free leak


Customs deputy director-general (enforcement and compliance) Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy(inset pic) when contacted said that the department would be announcing some measures later this month to ensure that the supply chain was tightened. “This is part of an initiative to increase revenue and reduce leakages. It will not affect the privileges and benefits enjoyed by the locals and the tourists,” he said. (Duty free shops are easily found in the heart of Kuah Town, in Langkawi)

Customs deputy director-general (enforcement and compliance) Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy(inset pic) when contacted said that the department would be announcing some measures later this month to ensure that the supply chain was tightened. “This is part of an initiative to increase revenue and reduce leakages. It will not affect the privileges and benefits enjoyed by the locals and the tourists,” he said. (Duty free shops are easily found in the heart of Kuah Town, in Langkawi)

PETALING JAYA: In an effort to curb the smuggling activities of contraband liquors and tobacco that is estimated to cause a revenue loss of RM1bil per annum to the Government, the authorities will impose controls to tighthen the supply chain and distribution of the goods on the country’s three duty-free islands.

The islands are Pulau Langkawi, Pulau Tioman and Labuan.

   

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