Dr Wee lauds govt’s decision to exempt T&CM sector from SST


KUALA LUMPUR: Calling it a win for the people, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has lauded the government’s decision to exempt the traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) sector from the sales and service tax (SST).

"Not only traditional Chinese, Malay and Indian medicine, even homeopathy, chiropractic, osteopathy and Islamic practice of medicine are also exempted from the Sales and Service Tax (SST).

"My thanks to the government, especially the Finance Ministry for listening to the cries of the people.

"This issue I first raised on Dec 29, last year (2023).

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"Again on Jan 4, this year (2024) I raised it again," he said in a post on Monday (Feb 19).

Dr Wee said he is happy because finally the government has heard the voice of the people.

"Apparently one of my oral questions about the SST exemption on traditional and complementary medical services that was submitted to the Dewan Rakyat on Feb 7 has gotten an early answer," he said.

The Finance Ministry on Monday (Feb 19) announced in a statement that after taking into account the holistic feedback from various parties, Traditional and Complementary Medicine service practitioners known as traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) will not be taxed as previously gazetted.

"This follows the decision of the Finance Ministry to exempt services by health or wellness centres, massage parlors or similar places which are operated by traditional and complementary medicine practitioners registered under the Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) Act 2016.

"They are not categorised as a taxable service effective from March 1, 2024," it read.

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