Dr Wee calls for water, electricity to be exempted from SST hike

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has reiterated his call for water and electricity charges to be exempted from the planned hike in sales and service tax (SST).

"It is only a few days before March 1 when the increase of SST from 6% to 8% comes into force.

"Although three sectors – food and beverage, parking and telecommunications – have been exempted, aren't water and electricity basic needs that should also be exempted?" the Ayer Hitam MP asked in a Facebook video on Tuesday (Feb 27).

"I have explained in my earlier videos the effect (this hike will have) on companies, commercial rentals and households.

"I appeal to the government not to look as these sectors as trivial and allow the exemptions, for which the people would be thankful," he said.

Dr Wee added that he would keep raising these concerns in the Dewan Rakyat as a spokesman for the people.

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