JOHOR BARU: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said no business sector should be left out from information seminars on the new goods and services tax (GST).
Dr Wee acknowledged there were complaints from certain groups who felt neglected and were unsure of how the new tax in April will affect them.
“More seminars and talks need to be organised to cater to all business sectors including funeral parlours and undertakers who are unsure if their services would be taxed or not,” he said after meeting representatives from Johor Baru Tiong-Hua Association and other Chinese community leaders recently.
He said that he would bring the matter up with the Treasury.
“So far there has not been any major seminars held in Johor and the association and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce have volunteered to assist us in this effort,” he said.
Meanwhile, when attending the closing ceremony of a seminar for Johor new village heads, Dr Wee urged the community leaders to carry out their duties responsibly.
“As heads of the Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK), you need to know your roles and carry them out well to serve the people effectively,” he said.
Dr Wee, who is also MCA deputy president, urged the village heads to scrutinise contractors appointed for infrastructure upgrades to ensure they are not overcharged for the services.
”The village heads should always go through the specifications and list of materials before signing documents to prevent misappropriation of funds,” he said.