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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Statement by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA

I am happy to note that the telecommunications companies are ready for the GST rebate implementation for prepaid customers. Beginning 1 January 2016, prepaid customers who are Malaysian nationals will be eligible for GST rebates. This will indeed benefit customers as announced by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak during the tabling of the 2016 Budget, last October.

I would also like to call upon the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to monitor this exercise to ensure smooth implementation and to continue to work closely with the telecommunications companies, whilst at the same time ensuring that customers’ interests remain a priority.

An estimated 20 million Malaysians will enjoy the benefits of the GST rebates for prepaid.

FAQs on the new mechanism can be found in the MCMC website: -

http://www.skmm.gov.my/FAQs/Mechanism-For-(GST)-Implementation-For-Prepaid-Se.aspx?lang=en-US&page=1 

Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak
Minister of Communications and Multimedia

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